Sarah and Anna love to be read to- that makes their Momma and Daddy very happy! When Sarah first came home from China books were very intimidating to her. She wanted nothing to do with them, she wouldn't even open them. So tonight we had a mini read a thon. Which translates to hubby wasn't feeling well, it was chilly outside, mom thought jammies were in order but girls said it is still light outside, so lets cuddle and read! I was reading pretty simple books and then started wondering how much of this is she getting, hmmm. I started asking a few questions as I was reading and I got my answer- not much. I think, I too often take for granted that she understand things when she really does not. She asks a ton of questions but it is hard to give an explanation that she can comprehend.
I had heard over and over that the children that are adopted catch on really fast. Umm, yeah, kind of- I guess to others it looks that way but when you live with your child each day you can really see the holes in the learning curve. Don't get me wrong they do/ she is doing awesome but she has a long way to go to really grasp the english language and the academics.
Often when I ask the kids to do something or don't do something I give the reason right away. "Like please leave your shoes on the rug so we don't track dirt into the house." At that point I usually get a "why". I just said why honey and then I repeat it again. Sometimes I get another "why". Argh! Of course then Anna has to chime in with a "why". That word should have been left out of the english language!
Okay, now on to my other princesses- Missy and Mia, the dogs! What is with these dogs and all their poop? I cleaned it all up on Saturday, looked out the window today and you'd think they invited all their friends over for a poop party. Another full gallon bag collected. How many times a day are dogs supposed to poop? Any dog lovers out there?