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Father’s Day Fun!

Father’s Day is this Sunday, June 21st! And on that note, we’ve got a post with a few reminders for all those foster kids out there. So if you’re a carer reading this, make sure you share it with your foster kids ahead of time. Let’s make it a day to remember!

Let Him Have A Lie-In!
As a foster carer with Perpetual Fostering, he’s obviously a caring and hardworking person. Aside from his job during weekdays, remember that each and every day of the week, he also helps to take care of you. So he deserves a rest! He works hard during the week, so why not let him have a few extra hours off at the weekend to relax?

…Followed by Breakfast in Bed
If you have someone to help you, why not make him breakfast in bed, like scrambled eggs and the works? Or if not, some toast and a cup of tea is always enough – it’s the thought that really counts.

…Then Present Your Gift
Hopefully you’ve already got a present for him sorted out, but if not, don’t worry – there’s still time! Get him something he’ll enjoy – it doesn’t have to be big or expensive. Even a handmade card would be special! Just be sure to wrap it up just like you would for a birthday, or at Christmas time.

Let Him Watch the Football
Whatever time of day it’s on – morning, afternoon or evening – let him watch something that he really enjoys. And while you leave him to it, make sure you do something worthwhile with your time. Go outside and get some exercise, or read a book – at least for the full length of the game!

Say Thank You
Above all, remember to thank your superhero foster Dad for everything he does for you! You only get one day every year to do so, so make it count!

It doesn’t matter what type of carer you are, we’ve all pressed the snooze button on our alarm clocks in the morning. That familiar buzzzzz cracks through the silence as the sunlight breaks in between the curtains …

Morning! Now, let’s get going.

Right foot, then left, on the ground and out of bed, unless of course you’re greeted by the furriest family member first, the beloved family dog! Speaking of which, you’ll probably need to feed him before you leave. It’s up and away from here onwards. You’re dressed and ready, with a cup of coffee to get the day started … time to wake the kids up. Out of their Batman and Princess Elsa PJs, they’ve finally mustered the energy to get into their school uniform. Ah, breakfast time.

After a cereal spill here and a grumble about burnt toast there, breakfast is done and dusted … out of the house and to school we go. School bag? Check. Lunch? Check. Homework? Uh oh. You’ll be having a chat about that later.

Some of us wish we had clones so we could be here, there and everywhere to get everything done on time, all the time. But fear not! Whether your start to the day is utterly chaotic or perfectly planned, worry not; you’re already doing a superhero’s job as an amazing carer so pat yourself on the back and simply put one foot in front of the other. 

As part of Fostering Fortnight, we want to celebrate YOU, the foster carer – we’ve created Sammy, our wonderful foster child under the care of an incredible foster care superhero. Please share and spread the word – help us raise the flag for foster carers over your social channels, helping spread awareness among your friends, families, colleagues, and anyone else who might be interested in a career in fostering.

Join Perpetual Fostering today. We care so that you can.