“Adopted” Directed by Barb Lee Featuring: Jennifer Faro, John, Jacqui, and Roma XinPei Trainer Rated: N/R Synopsis: Korean adoptee Jennifer Faro struggles with her identity while her mother’s inevitable passing due to brain cancer looms. Meanwhile John and Jacqui Trainer turn to international adoption when fertility treatments are ineffective. First time director Barb Lee […]
Last week the second of Penelope’s room mates at Shepherd’s Field Children’s Village traveled to the US, joining her new family. In another month the third and last room mate (that we know of) will live a few states away from us. One of the girls will be joining nine children, the other girl will […]
In the continuing trend of defying expectations, sleeping is an issue now. No one is getting much.
The current ritual is a nap from 12-3, bed time at 7:30, right after her bath. Regardless of how tired she appears, she does not want to sleep. Jenn gave her a bath after we got back from the park this afternoon and she lay down on the tile floor, wet and naked. That indicates exhaustion in my book. Jenn immediately got her up, dressed, and ready for bed. When we put her in her crib, what happens? Cries. Screams. Pushing our attempts to comfort her away. She does not like to be touched or soothed when placed in her crib.
The lack of sleep from the flight was just what we needed to sleep on box springs disguised as beds. We awoke refreshed and had a great breakfast at the Jianguo Hotel in Beijing. While Jennifer was brushing her teeth our guide arrived with the vans to bring the group to the airport. I had to run to the bathroom and yell her name so we wouldn’t miss the bus.
We’ve crossed the international date line. Not much to say other than that massages and showers would be nice after the flight. There must be a market for tha