We spent most of Sunday with two children. Not even the whole day. Both children were relatively well-behaved. We didn’t have to deal with any kiddie insanity or meltdowns, just run of the mill annoyances and the constant awareness expected from any parent. Even this was too much. As Jenn, Penelope, and I drove home […]
The next fifteen years flashed before me. I stood in the doorway looking at Penelope, feeling heartsick and unprepared. Jenn prepared Penelope’s room like every other night. I didn’t help; I didn’t want to move. I wanted things to stay exactly as they were for as long as possible. I asked myself how it was […]
The critters have come. It’s just a matter of time before they’re everywhere. Under our feet. On the table. In boxes and shelves. We may find them in little critter cars or critter houses, playing on critter playgrounds in critter clothes. Or unclothed when Penelope learns how to take off their tiny garments.
Our first adoption related event (non-agency related) is now a memory. Families with Children from China (FCC)-Atlanta chapter, hosted their annual Chinese New Year (CNY) celebration Saturday evening. Throughout the festivities a thought kept running through my mind: Are these girls, specifically the ones 13 and over, uncomfortable? Do they feel honored or scrutinized? I know […]
Grandma Padgett was with us for three weeks. Last Saturday we brought her to the airport. It didn’t seem like three weeks. Mother-in-law’s have a reputation, and I suspect, deservedly. As with many things in life I’ll count myself fortunate Grandma Padgett does not live up to the stereotypes.