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I am the proud mom to 6 kids: Natasha, 24, Nikolai, 20, Reese, 20, Maylee, 14, Erik, 10 and Violet, 7. The kids come from Russia, Ukraine and China; I'm so proud of my family sometimes I think I'll burst and I needed an outlet for it - so I've created this weblog. :o)
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Friday, August 7, 2009
Before you read this, scroll down and read, "Day 2, Part 1).

Our afternoon visit also taught us some lessons:

Lesson #1: When visiting your child at an orphanage and have never seen that child eat (though were told he could eat anything) do not feed him a whole cookie, especially one from a Ukrainian market that disintegrates instantly upon entering the mouth, and especially when that child spits each bite of the cookie out in delight.

Lesson #2: Don't expect that a child automatically knows how to drink from a straw. The child will bite down on the straw, expecting something good, and when no reward is given, the juice box wielding the straw will be thrown into the dirt. Wet juice boxes in the dirt are messy.

Lesson #3: When taking the risk of feeding your new child for the first time outdoors with no people or trash cans around, BRING NAPKINS. Receipts wetted with carbonated water do not hold up well, especially on children who are laughing hysterically!


Jane Smith said...

My,my...aren't we learning a lot of lessons today!!! ;o) Just think how smart ya'll will be when you bring him home!!! ;o) Bless your little hearts! LOL

Amy L said...

Too Cute! I love this picture, he is such a little peanut!!:)

Missy said...

Ha! I love this picture too - it's one of my favorites!

Carmen said...

My oh my! He sure sounds like fun!

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