It does kind of give one the heebie-jeebies knowing that there are weirdos out there peeping in on homelife. Even if the pictures are cute ones of toddlers running in the field or throwing banana's at your sister.
I have the same reservations, but have decided not to restrict my blog (just yet) as the adoption blogging community is so helpful and my site meter indicates I have way more viewers than I could possibly know who to invite. I suspect the majority of my readers are fellow adoptive families. Hi all!
But, with the privacy situation in mind, please know that my posts about the transition period will not be riddled with specific details of struggles or the hardest of hardships that we've been facing. And yes, we've had some pretty tough stuff in the 8 days that we've been home.
If you'd like to send me an email, we can chat privately. I may be calling on some of YOU to ask for suggestions and tips on how to handle certain situations.
However, I would love to share some funny and even some not so funny things that have been happening around here because I so love having my friends (and even some of you I don't know) in on the wonders of my new life. That's what blogging is for, right!?
Imagine yourself as a fly on my wall:
- English phrases being repeated even when they don't make sense. Such as putting on a pair of sunglasses and saying "nice kitty". Or saying "Thank you!" after someone sneezes.
- Writing on the wall is not okay.
- Well, if you reeeeaallly want to sleep with this cuddly Jenga game, I'll let you.
- Squatting next to the toilet because you sister is taking too long...not okay.
- Climbing in bed with us in the morning is one of the best parts of the day. We all love it.
- The cat is nice and smooth for all the hair moisturizer he now has.
- Turning the music up till the speakers crackle...annoying. (But she knows this. I call her bluff and she often turns it down before I do)
- Not knowing how to pump your legs on a swing set...saddening. But I love love love being the one to teach you, my sweet hearts. And the joy on your faces is priceless.
- Biting anything fleshy is very muchly not okay.
- Singing "This is the Day" in Creole is something I could listen to for hours. (I'll record it for all to listen to)
I have several other blog posts I've been dying to write. But this is what I could whip out for today. Don't give up on me. I've got lots of fun things to tell you about! Here are some of the topics:
#1 Today (July 11th) is Katie's birthday! She turns 4 years old (even though if you ask her how old she is she holds up two fingers and says "trois" (three).
#2 I have more pictures of our days here at home in thier cute American clothes (that you guys bought and gave to me at my shower!) but have not had time to get them up. Oh, that's another topic, I guess. They change their clothes eleventeen times a day!
#3 Amy is adjusting very well as the new big sister (despite the fact that Yolanta is a couple inches taller!) But she has her days where she joins in on the puddle of tears (see #6 below).
#4 Hair. Oh my, hair. HAIR!
#5 Being blessed with meals, phone calls, emails, Costco runs, coffee...you guys are amazing. Especially the coffee drop off.
#6 My emotions going off the charts screwy. But have no fear, my husband's emotions are equally whacky so together we're a mess. If you're still a fly on the wall, you may find us in a puddle of tears, punch drunk laughing at nothing, or asleep at 8:55pm (unheard of 8 days ago). Yeah, we are not really sure what day it is or if the sun sets in the West anymore.
But we're madly in love with each other and with each and every girl called daughter. That's three of them.
How do I have three daughters!? I love it.
Happy Birthday, Katie!