The days on the long road of one families Ethiopian Adoption

This blog started out as a way to record the twists, turns, highs and lows in my families journey to adopt siblings from Ethiopia. Now our children are home and we have just finished celebrating our first year as a family.

I'm Kimberly (or Fendesha), an adventurous person who aspires to be a vagabond- but for now- I spend all of my free time travelling and my down time thinking of travelling. I'm a mom of 3 (the oldest being my gorgeous canine companion), a IT project manager, and on occasion I find myself the primary writer of this blog.

Happy Reading and thank you for stopping by.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Home Sweet Home?

Sorry for my absence! I've been busy just trying to a) find my socks and then b) find time to put them on-- and other simple things that were easy enough to do for myself pre-children. My heart-aches with missing Ethiopia as you could all suspect and I can't wait to return but in the meantime I thought I'd spend the next year
a) cleaning up breakfast off the floor,
b) pulling up my pants-that Debritu has pulled down-while still trying to finish doing the dishes
c) find all of the pieces to the toys so the kids can spread them out about the room the next time they play with them.
d) get the kids in and out of the car as I realize I've forgotten things in the house- eventually actually leaving to find we're late or I've pretty much forgotten where we were going to go or why it was important in the first place.
e) and most off all- sleep- what the heck- I thought people said kids sleep a lot???? I don't call being awake. Okay actually they are sleeping pretty well- but by the time I finish doing everything in the house they are awake again???

I'm dying for Letay and Escala and Heyme to come and help me!!!! Please. And if we have to eat Dabbo and Chai much longer I"m going to puke!!!

Okay- enough on that- I'll include some pictures in a bit- it's amazing to have the kidddos home- really it is. It's now noon- and feels like it should be around 6pm in my prior life as I watch the clock go tick tock tick tock and wonder how to "entertain" the next.
Trust me- for those of you still waiting (I'm socked and horrified that you don't have you referral yet E) and It sure is rewarding- but in the beginning don't be surprised if you find it terribly boring at times too... there are only so many times I can stand building the blocks up just to knock them down or hear "look at this momeyeh".... ugh but th Momeyeh part.. that's really cool.... the giardia filled diapers on the other hand... EWEWEEWWWWW

Hugs and love..


Evelyn said...

Thanks for the shout-out, Kim! I can't believe it either.

I can't wait to see some pics of your kiddos home. Sounds wonderful and exhausting!

kristine said...

OK - I smiled through this entire post! Thanks so much for taking the time. I just told my husband last night that all that I had really wanted for mother's day was for someone to sort my socks! Very funny.

It is true about the boredom - most especially when they are 5 and under. It's the watching them develope that really makes it wonderful. Seeing them struggle one day and then the next they get it - how to put on their socks (with the heal down - not up) how to pour their own glass of juice - how to get dressed. in the meantime it's a lot of stacking up the blocks only to watch them knock them over.

try to sleep when they sleep. the less sleep you have the longer everything will take anyway. and do as little as possible. Sleep is big big big.

not that i get any - but anyway that's my parenting advice - if you can sleep

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