Saturday, March 26, 2011
Not long ago I was talking to someone and during the discussion they said "So I heard that you adopted a little girl from China." to which I replied "Yes, her name is Clarissa and she is a wonderful little girl." to which the person replied "So when did you get her?".
At the time the wording of the question felt a bit weird, but I didn't really say anything...I just answered it and moved on.
Thinking about it, it actually wasn't the first time I have heard the question asked that way, but for some reason it stuck in my mind this time. I have to admit it bugs me. I am sure that it was not at all meant that way, but it leaves me with the feeling of it being similar to getting a new car. "Hey, what a beauty!!! Those rims are awesome!!! Look at all the lights on the dash!!! That colour of paint is amazing! When did you get her????"
Now, I will be the first to admit that I don't know what the best..or proper..wording is to use, but I usually go with something like "We first met her...." or "She first came home with us....".
Anyhow, I guess that my point is please don't ask me when I "got" her.
In the end though, all that really matters is we are blessed with the most wonderful, smart, beautiful, special little girl.
We went to the sugar bush and Clarissa loved it!
She loooooved her first taste of maple taffy!!!!
Hey, I never got to posting more Florida pictures....and now I am going to bed....oh well take this for now and more later.....
Friday, March 4, 2011
We are back from 12 great days in Orlando! We rented a house that was nice a close to the Disney parks....and many golf courses! Some golf, some Mickey, and lots of sunshine made for a great vacation.
Clarissa was very quiet on the plane....
She really enjoyed visiting the parks.....
and especially seeing her friends.....
As most of you in the IA community know any significant change in routine and surroundings for our children can present some problems, but she did very well throughout the whole trip. We have seen some signs since returning home, but it is difficult to tell whether it is attachment related or just that she still isn't feeling great (more on Clarissa and Daddy's visit to the doctor while in Orlando later). Hopefully all will be back to normal soon.
Anyhow, I have more to say and more pictures to share, but I am tired....I will try to write more tomorrow.