Thursday, November 6, 2008

New Year

After a call with our agency today, which was basically just a repeat of things we already knew and morale booster, I am now fairly sure that we will not be bringing B home until after the new year.

Originally we were hoping/thinking that we might have him here by Christmas but that looks very unlikely now. At first I was a little disappointed by this, but they made some good points on the call today. One of the main things you hear over and over again is to guard against over-stimulating a child when you bring them home. Don't have a house full of toys or a lot of people outside of the two of you. He needs to understand that we are his parents and bond to us. Also, if he comes into welcome parties, and a lot of excitement, he will have a hard time understanding the natural order of the house, and what life is like on a typical day.

All of that said, Christmas is obviously not a typical day. Especially if you come to our house. We usually put up 3 trees, There's lights on the house, decorations everywhere.. Basically looks like an elf vomited holiday cheer everywhere. If we were to bring him home before Christmas we would really have to tone everything down. Which I would do, but, I suppose that one last Christmas on our own isn't the worst thing in the world. Plus this way I don't have to miss Jenny's party, we still get to go do a lot of the things that we like to do, and I can still have presents. =) Yes, I really am that shallow. Or possibly just that good at forcing myself to get over the bitchy streak I've been on.


Anonymous said...

Hey there!
I don't know if you are aware of this or not (I wasn't, until someone offered me free tickets), but the African Children's Choir is performing at Kingsbury Hall (University of Utah) this Saturday. Part of the proceeds go to humanitarian efforts in Africa.

Just thought I'd let you know, since I didn't even hear about it until today.


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Jenny and Troy said...

You're doing well with the news! :) I agree, it would be pretty overwhelming & confusing for B.

Thanks for the 28 hour bender, I needed a vacation from my own brain. You're the best!

Jenny and Troy said...

We will have to throw the 80s prom party, prob on Valentine's can make it to that, right??? Grandma Cathy can babysit.