Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Re-Entry... hasn't been easy...

Hubby and I had a wonderful time at Johnny's soccer tournament. I didn't want to leave the girls but once I did I realized it was okay to have a little time with hubby and watch Johnny play soccer... in a perfect climate(San Diego)! I think Johnny really appreciated having us there!

Hubby and I love adding to our family but we want to be sure that we are still spending time with all the kids, no matter how big they may be! It is actually really fun spending time with the big kids. The little ones are a joy and we continuously marvel over them and thank the Lord for being able to be their parents but the big ones are fun like friends!

I knew leaving what going to be hard on a certain someone who's name starts with an S. She was quiet as I was packing and getting the house ready. Then she had a ton of questions and then quiet again. She called us a couple times while we where gone and seemed to be maintaining just fine. She did get moody on Monday morning with the sitter but snapped out of it after awhile.

When we arrived home she was very happy to see us! The next day came time for school. She started out sluggish and unfocused. Within 10 minutes she refused to listen and do her schoolwork. It worked it's way into a tantrum- her (not me!)... It is interesting how it all seems to come out at school time. School did not go well for Sarah in China. It has been going incredibly well for us at home. We had a few hurdles in the beginning but it improved significantly with time.

Today much of the same thing. The drama does get exhausting. Hubby had to go out of town right after we came home so that did not help the situation. I know this too, shall pass! In fact I'm planning on tomorrow being a great day!!

I may never be leaving the home again... at least not without my posse!!


Lori said...

I had a thought...PERHAPS Sarah will rise to being a better student once the girls come home. You can really play up the fact that she needs to show the girls the ropes and help them with their school work. Maybe giving her that control will help her enjoy learning more.

Or, just hold out hope that she'll marry a rich man! :)

Shonni said...

My Kiana kind of acts funny also when I am leaving...
Hope she feels better tomorrow..that picture is REALLY cute, buy the way.

Karin said...

I have one that flipped out every time I went to the mailbox. She has gradually gotten better but she still doesn't like it when Mommy leaves. Hope tomorrow is a better day! :)

Mandi said...

Mylee has been home for almost two years now and she still flips out once in awhile when I leave.

She always asks "are you coming back?"

I also agree with Lori that you should really play up the her being an example for the other girls.

Can you PLEASE e-mail me so you can let me know what prize you want from the fundraiser.

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