I found this tonight on the Rhode Island Council of Resource Providers for Children, Youth, and Families (RICORP) website. It was written by an anonymous “Residential Childcare Worker” and was first published in the RICORP newsletter. For those that have worked in residential care for any amount of time you will be able to relate to at least some of it. The more you have worked, the more you will relate.
I think it is light hearted, while at the same time very revealing of the many realities of residential care and considering it is Christmas time, very appropriate.