Sunday, July 6, 2008

Just an update

While I am journaling my whole trip on the living love account I will also update this one as well but with current kid stuff.

I can't believe it has been 2 weeks since I left. Netty is home and is doing great, the adjustment is seamless. Thank God. She fits right in and it is if God made a spot for from the beginning of time.

There is no problems yet. She doesn't like it when I take a bite of her food, but she likes to feed me. She likes to do hair and she sings little songs when she does it. She loves clothes and dolls and all things girly. She is picking up on English fast, We have to learn some manners but she is smart and learns fast not requiring very much correction at all. She loves food and tries anything once, she even ate cabbage the other night. Gary thinks she is 5 , I don't know I think she is a smart 4 1/2 year old. She is tiny, smaller than Judah but fat. She didn't have much opportunity to exercise. She imitates wonderfully, and even lines the toilets seat with toilet paper cause she saw me do it in Ethiopia. She can count to 5 and say abc's, she understands what we are saying and doesn't fight with the kids, she loves to tease and joke. She sleeps good and is very adventurous and not fearful at all of new experiences. She communicates amazingly, using English Amharic and sign language. She can definitely get her point across without a problem which reduces the fits. She copies the kids so if they clean up so does she. She loves to dress up and talk on the phone, anything electronic or pink or purple. She was afraid of the small dog but okay with the bigger one. She got over that fear in 2 days. She didn't like her car seat but with in one day accepted it without too much drama. She is a dream child. What can I say. But don't feel like I live the charmed life, I think my other adoptive child has oppositional defiance disorder. Gary and I are at a loss with him currently. We are taking him to be evaluated in a month. So while netty is has had no problems and she has been with us for 2 weeks, our other son has been with us over 2 years and we still don't know what to do. It is hard now that I can see the other end of things. I know we have a problem. I think sometimes I was in denial but now that there is a definite comparison, now that we have adopted 2 times and had two different experiences I can see we need help.

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