Alcohol Ocean

Alcohol Ocean

Originally uploaded by kjda

I meant to offer up this odd little bit of China yesterday, but other
events intervened. It’s right next to the White Swan hotel, and I can
imagine a few adoptive parents needing it. I particularly enjoyed the
stunned-looking older couples wandering around with the ten-or-so-
month old babies. Every one of those truly new parents needed a drink.

We are home, and happy to be here, brushing out teeth with water from
the sink and washing out out crazy laundry. It’s 2:30 am and three of
four kids are still going strong.
KJ Dell’Antonia
sent from my iPhone

6 Responses to “Alcohol Ocean”

  1. Lisen says:

    Welcome Home!! You made it, and now there are six of you in your house. I am so happy to hear you are safely and soundly back in your own abode. Hope you all get some sleep today. Can’t wait to hear what Rory thinks of NH.

  2. Linda says:

    I’m glad for your sake you’re home. You had quite the trip! I’ve enjoyed following along and just love the way you write. I laughed out loud when I read about Rory’s frequent potty stops. When we adopted our third daughter – an 8 year old – she loved, loved, loved every American potty she could find. Would there be pull towels or a hand blower? Would the soap foam or would it just be liquid? Would the toilets flush automatically or manually? Did you know that if you put the end of a piece of toilet paper in the potty and flush, you can swirl a REALLY long piece down the potty? Oh – so many fun and adventurous things to do in a public restroom. I cringe with the memories!

  3. Jolene says:

    Oh, I am so glad to hear you made it home. It must feel great! “There’s no place like home” couldn’t ring more true. Congrats, and I hope you all settle in quickly and smoothly.

  4. Misty says:

    WELCOME HOME!!! You experienced the trip of a lifetime and lived to tell about it. Sleep well. We can’t wait to hear from you and get the REAL scoop about the whole schabang!

  5. ruth in NZ says:

    Glad you are home the real fun starts now! Make sure over the next few weeks you write up the feelings and emotions you all had in China so when you are reliving this story you can be taken back to the moments of a lifetime Like what Rory smelt like after handover or what the first smell that hit you when you landed in Guangzhou what were the other things that took Rory’s fancy!
    Hugs Ruth in NZ

  6. Kate says:

    Love, love, love your honesty. Wish all waiting parents could read this. So real and hopeful.