Thursday, September 15, 2011

Back in to a routine!

For the most part I would love to be a SAHM.  Or at least a part time worker. But do have to say that now that Sierra is in school, I don't mind working as much.  Especially since she is attending the school that I work at.  And I do tend to function better with a schedule.  So for the most part things are going along pretty smoothly.  I have had a run of bad news that has gotten me down a bit. ...  the passing of Scott's Dad... many friends ill, many with cancer....a very dear friend may soon be moving out of state....another friend's Mom was killed when a tree branch fell on her head, just yucky stuff that has left me in a bit of a funk.  But I'm trying to work myself into a good place.  Trying to find out what lies ahead for us.  It is no secret that i would love to adopt again.  The joy that Sierra has brought to our lives is amazing...I have always wanted a large family...I love being a Mom and I would love for Sierra to have a sibling nearer her own age and I would love to go to China again.  So we are thinking and praying and trying to figure it all out.
So exactly one month from son will be getting married to his sweet Jenn.  What a day of joyous celebration that will be.   The first of the boys to be married.  What fun!!!!!

Another thing that has been eating at me , is the behavior of many children in school.  I do believe that much of it comes from bad parenting...not all...but much.  Many children are not being parented, instead they are the ones calling the shots.Not given the opportunity to  problem solve OR being given too many choices about too many things.  It is so obvious.  Therefore in school they are having a lot of trouble following rules and being good students.  I am going to be writing some posts about this.  It is VERY scary to me.  I told one girl today that i was just trying to help her with a problem (she had started to give me an attitude)  and she replied  "Oh...I thought you were going to yell at me...I have been getting yelled at my entire life!!"  She is in second sad!!   I over heard another parent  say to a friend of hers that she had been trying to get her 8 year old daughter to change her shirt for 3 days!  excuse me???  who is the grown up??   I think I want to be a teacher of  parents!!

On Sunday night we celebrated the Mid Autumn Festival with our friends who have also adopted from China.  We had a great time at our house and were able to get this awesome picture!!!  I love this family...they were the ones who helped guide us to China adoption.   They are an amazing family and we are blessed to have them in our lives!!

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