Sunday, August 30, 2009
I miss China
Don't get me wrong, I'm glad to be home, but things are much busier here. In China, all we had to do was spend time together as a family, do a little paperwork, and a little sightseeing. In China, I had my mom and my husband helping me. Here, it's been me with two kids for a whole week. We've started school for Ellie which means adjusting to that routine. I had to unpack and sort through everything that we brought home with us (not quite done with that part yet). I have to keep the house clean (kind of clean at least), get caught up on laundry, pay bill, grocery shop, perpare meals, run errands, and catch up with all of our friends and family (my favorite part). And, don't forget the really important part - continuing to bond with Max and foster his attachment with us (and ours to him), and spend time with big sister to make sure that she's not feeling left out. Also, don't forget daddy, we don't want him to feel left out either. Sometimes I think I've got it all under control. Sometimes I feel like I'm drowning. This is harder than I thought it would be. But, it will get better, I know it will. These are just growing pains.