Friday, December 5, 2008

Merry Christmas, Drake and Josh!

According to Hollywood, a foster home is a horrible place, where you will likely be abused by your horrible foster parents. The teen always is running away from an abusive foster home, the girl is being abused by the foster family's teenage son, and the rest of the children are found starving in the foster family's hall closet. . .

How refreshing it is to see a show portray a foster family in a positive light! Now I realize you may not normally watch "Drake and Josh," the hit Nickelodeon show. You actually should sometime; it's quite funny.

Well, I admit I haven't watched the whole movie yet - I have been trying to get things done while baby J is sleeping for a bit. (he is really sick and I don't expect him to stay asleep for long) I did wander by the tv a few times though and caught the fact that this holiday movie has a foster family and a little girl in foster care as a main part of the story.

My daughter taped it so I will watch it soon. I am sure you will be able to catch the rerun on Nick and if you don't get cable, get a friend to tape if for you. It is called, Merry Christmas Drake and Josh. A sweet, silly family movie that has a positive foster family portrayal is something to be happy about.

~Susan, dropping by after a terribly long blogging dry spell.

A society grows great when old men plant trees
whose shade they know they will never sit in.
Greek Proverb


quilted family said...

thanks forthe tip. I am like you always up for a positive foster care portrayal. Sorry baby J is sick, glad you are all still hanging in there. Enjoy the Christmas season.

Brooke said...

We need to finish watching it mom!

love you...=)

k said...

I'm so sorry baby J is sick. Praying that Brooke is better and stays that way. =) Nice to see you here. I miss you and we will talk soon. Love you.. xo

diaryofayouthpastor'swife said...

seems like there has been a lot of negative portrayal of foster families in movies lately... haven't seen it yet but my sister said "Hotel for Dogs" paints foster parents in a horrible light. I loved the Drake and Josh movie and the message it sent :-) Also have really enjoyed following your blog... I'm new at this foster mom stuff (but loving it) and it refreshing to hear your precious heart and a little of your experiences on your journey!!! Thanks for being such a blessing <3

Susan said...

I hate that movies and TV usually portray "bad" foster families.

Maybe if I wasn't so busy being a foster mom I could try and watch all the movies dealing with foster care and post reviews of them.

Well, maybe someday. . .