I’m linking up with Amber Strocel to list what I learned this past month:
January is a LONG month. The year’s first month feel like a giant hurdle that I kept tripping on. Post-holiday bloat, dark nights, empty wallets, wet playgrounds, moody people. Glad it’s over.
Adoptive parent gatherings are always a refreshing tonic. Several get-togethers with adoptive parents this past month –with and without kids– deepened my respect for my fellow travellers and my understanding of adoption.
Photos don’t come as easily these days. Theo isn’t as game as he used to be to have his photo taken (he’s kind of busy) so I have to snap on the run. Sometimes, the shot works out just fine.
I need to start prepping for adoption questions. An ad for pet adoption that implored viewers to observe how “cute and healthy” the pets were put me on edge.
Same-sex parents make great adoptive parents! I learned a lot about same-sex adoption (as in same-sex couples) from the inspiring and moving documentary Conceiving Family.
Three-and-a-half year olds have no filter. I was challenged and intrigued by some of Theo’s questions and blurtings this month.
Post-swimming ice cream hits the spot. This is hardly news, but for a soft serve for a buck! That’s news!
You can take a kid to soccer but you can’t make him kick! Theo is pretty much refusing to join in on his weekly soccer drills/game. Oh well, at least he loves swimming … and coffee shops.
Did you learn anything mind-blowing this month? Or just plain obvious?