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On the way to a better afternoon




On the way to a better afternoon

Originally uploaded by kjda

She played outside for a while–some fun, some howling and fighting
over bats and swings–and now, a nap. This seems to be a usual nap
time for her, so we’ll hope it bodes well.
KJ Dell’Antonia
sent from my iPhone


3 Responses to “On the way to a better afternoon”

  1. SheasMom says:

    You sound so much like me. No patience, no humor, no fun, especially when I am tired. Relax. The first couple of days home are by far the worst. Everyone is tired, nothing is really getting done the way you like it and the newbie is all confused and irritable. Don’t worry about tomorrow or why you did this to yourself, and as long as every one has food, you are ahead of the game. You get mega points for all you went through in China, so give yourself a break. Just like childbirth, if anyone remembered how hard the first few days home are, no one ever adopt twice. That would be pretty sad.

  2. Lisen says:

    As others have said sleep will help a lot. Normal sleep at normal hours for all of you. And time will help too. As in time home under your belt to establish new routines. Too bad school doesn’t start for awhile yet. 🙂

    Still so glad you are all home!

  3. Carrie says:

    Hi, Lillys Mom from Lyme (Chinese class). Lil and I followed your blog during your trip. Anything I can do, answer or just listen email me! I know no two times are the same but we are on our third! Carrie

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