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.


  1. Alexis,

    You are a great mom, a great wife, and a wonderful person. Just remember to throw a little "Alexis Time" into your schedule (I know-easier said than done). You deserve it.

    Can't wait for our Max and Libby playdate in the near future. I have a feeling it will be like watching WWF live in our living room:)


  2. Isn't it funny, how in China you miss home, and once home, you miss China? It's hard being the mom, especially in these transition times. Sending hugs your way . . .

  3. Oh my gosh, I can relate. I didn't have my mom in China, but I did have my husband and daughter who is 8 and was a huge help. Now that we're home, they're doing their thing. My husband had to go back to work almost immediately (long story...financially, it was a smart move because we'll need more time off later).

    Anyway, I understand. It will get better, it has to!

  4. I definitely miss the breakfast buffets and the housekeeping service!