Sunday, March 24, 2013

It's different EACH time . . .

No matter how experienced we are-
 each time we adopt the adjustment is 

We ALWAYS pray our way through it and we are so thankful that GOD is close and hears our prayers!
It would not be possible without HIM.

What makes it so different is-  
the different personalities of the children.

I guess, 
we have learned 
to be flexible, be prepared to readjust our parenting 
and be creative!

(and a little spring weather would help!)

It just so happens that Mia, Melissa and Madeline...

are ALL leaders.

Sooooo, as we try to show them how it is done at our house...

THEY show us...
how THEY would LIKE it to be done... 
at our house...

; - )

It's interesting, to say the least!

I feel like a washed up cheerleader-
come on kids 
yay rah rah
go ahead and tell them NO
show them how we do it
just speak up
you can do it, kids
yes sirree, you can do it
lets show them how it is done in our house!

umm, ya...
it hasn't worked so well!

I am getting the clear message from the big guy upstairs that


is what I need.

They will speak English

in time!

They will figure out the house rules

in time...

They will learn our safety rules
(after two collisions on the bikes)

in time...

My little prayer police (Mia),

will learn to pray 
without consistently telling on everyone else who is not bowing their heads and closing their eyes

in time...

So my conclusion is
experience is great

(I will post on the POB-post orphanage behaviors, that we are working on soon- I may have just touched on the "hyper vigilance" though ; - )


likeschocolate said...

I am sure some of your advice or experience can work with bio children too. I have a child who like to tattle on those who aren't closing eyes. The frustrating thing is he is the oldest. He wants to be the third parent at times. So frustrating when over an over we have told him we have it under control. Let us do the job of being parents. I bet you could whip my kids in shape.

Angie said...

Ah, yes. Prayer police. We've had them, too. We always ask, "Well, if you were obeying, how did you know their eyes were open?" Of course, this took a while until they really understood the language!

"Are These Kids All Yours?" said...

Yes it is different every time, and with every personality!!!

Whirlwind happening here, but have loved following your latest journey with the new sweethearts!!!!

Shay Ankerich said...

So thankful to read they are still holding to their Chinese like Payne. Evie has given in and just speaks English or 'whine' :) but Payne is holding tight to it. In time as you say. Blessings to you all!

Nikki Benz said...

family first should be at the centre of our Australian way of life, not government bureaucracies. With the rising cost of living putting more and more pressure on families they need more income to function properly and make ends meet.