Tuesday, February 26, 2013

This was the first time I saw Bethie's sense of humor. She would eat and pretend to fall asleep and I would say "Bethie! Wake up!" and she'd giggle. She cracks herself up.

Facebook status from 2-26-13

If I may just share some prayer requests:

1. Please pray for her to attach to Walker. She is totally rejecting him. It is normal, it happens a lot that they reject one parent at first and better him than me. But that means that I am 100% everything from sunup to sundown. No, after sundown, because she sleeps with me too. 24/7. He can't even change a diaper. It's just exhausting.

2. If you think to pray for us from 3pm-6pm, please do. That's when the kids come home from school and you know, it's the Witching Hour. Homework, chores, baths, they all want me, the other four are transitioning and feeling neglected as it is, and this is when Bethie wants me to hold her full time. And I am at the end of my patience rope by then. Thank God for friends bringing meals. There is no way I can handle making dinner now. If you have friends adopting, please, for the love, TAKE THEM DINNER.

3. During that time Bethie gets wound up and tired and she has starting hitting etc. And I have no clue how to discipline her when we are working on attaching. I am at a complete loss. I've been saying sternly NO HIT but half the time she answers by hitting me. Can't put her in time out because of her abandonment issues. Trying to remember that even with my bio kids I was usually dumbfounded by 2yo discipline - adoption makes it 1000x harder to figure out.

4. Bethie thinks Eva Rose hung the moon. She just looks at her and laughs. Which is great - except it is breaking little Maggie's heart. Maggie has been acting out the most and I think it is because she is jealous. Bethie finally started playing and laughing at Maggie some tonight - please pray it continues. She also rejects the boys but they don't care as much.

5. Walker is driving to Beaumont and back tomorrow. I have this irrational fear of him dying in a fiery car wreck. Downton paranoia? Please pray he, like, survives.

thank you!!!

Monday, February 18, 2013

LOL. While Missy Hooks Dollahon, Maggie, and I are in Ethiopia this week Shepherd, Eva Rose, and Ike at staying with my folks in Houston. Shepherd was forced to sleep in the same bedroom that my grandmother passed away in. Eva Rose sensed an opportunity to pray a prank. In her words from an email we got this is what she did: "I played a joke on Shep. He has to sleep in great grandmothers old bed room so I wrote on a napkin in some made up handwriting that said "I've been looking for you. -Great Grandmother." Creepy, huh."

Monday, February 11, 2013

Shep: But.....how could Leonardo da Vinci's parents have him and not be married?
Me: Well, sometimes, especially back then, men who were married would still have lots of girlfriends. So his mom was one of those girlfriends.
Shep: You mean he was a play-ah.