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.
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!
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
They will figure out the house rules
They will learn our safety rules
(after two collisions on the bikes)
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
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 ; - )