Outside my window...The sun is trying to peak out from behind the clouds. The snow is completely gone from our yard, and the temperatures are beginning to get warm enough for spending more time outside.
I am thinking...about how frustrating it is to see other adoptive families that we are close to being judged so harshly by others regarding their children's behaviors. Why is it so difficult for people to understand that children who have damaged brains from early neglect and trauma, or from early drug exposures are not likely to behave like "normal" kids? And how in the world are those things the fault of their adoptive parents (who have spent alot of time, money, patience, and hours of prayer trying to help that child heal from wounds that others caused)?
I am thankful for...my little Monkey. He turns five tomorrow, on a day that is sure to be bittersweet for me. My last baby is no longer a baby.
From the learning rooms...We are really on the homestretch of our school year now. Standardized tests results are back and my kids all continue to perform well above their grade levels. Curriculum catalogs are arriving in the mail, and I am already beginning to think about next year.
From the kitchen...Absolutely no idea! Maybe spaghetti?
I am wearing...a light purple shirt with purple socks, and jeans
I am creating...I am coming to the conclusion that I am not a very creative person as far as crafty type things go.
I am going...to lunch with my children and my parents.
I am reading...a Lori Wick book (on my Kindle, of course. If only Dee Henderson would release hers in that format!)
I am hoping...that we get good news at Lily's doctor appointment tomorrow, and that he'll say she doesn't need surgery in the near future.
I am hearing...the dishwasher running, Mango playing with her Pixel Chix toy, Monkey listening to "A Frog Went A Courting" on his CD player (who wrote such a dorky song anyway?), and the rustle of pages as the other three work on their school.
Around the house...there is laundry to fold, of course; lots of books on the table, and the animals are snoozing
One of my favorite things...my friends - I've got some really great ones!
A few plans for the rest of the week: Lily's doctor appointment, Monkey's 5th birthday, no co-op classes this Friday
Here is picture thought I am sharing...
Talking to Grandma!
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