Cocoons, meltdowns and progress

Tonight as we were attempting to read a book to an overtired boy, a diva, a non-English speaker and a terrible two I decided I didn’t care if said terrible two ran around to expel some energy. I also didn’t mind when he ran into the room exclaiming “see!” with a piece of tissue. A few moments later I began to think about the tissue and realized that it most certainly came from the bathroom. Quick as a wink I ran to investigate. And yes, I found the terrible two playing in a toilet bowl of unflushed urine. So yeah. That’s pretty much life right now.

Moving along… We did do some pretty great things today. I took the kids to ride bikes at our elementary school. Lola, with reason, has been a little timid about bikes and I really wanted to help her feel empowered. As the rest of the kiddos tore up the little circular track I held Lola’s legs and moved them In a pedaling motion. We did two laps and she began to pedal herself. I started to jog in front of her, calling out and directing. She followed my voice, she trusted me to lead. We only did a few laps, but man, what a great way to work on trust and attachment. So proud of her.

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We are slowly moving out of the cocoon. We have kept the world small but school is coming soon so we must expand carefully. We expanded this evening by enjoying some good old Cracker Barrel.

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Erica

Erica is an advocate for simplicity, family time, making a cozy home and loving others well. She is the community coordinator for One Orphan, the orphan care ministry of America World Adoption Association. Erica and Calvin have four young children; Elliott, Charlotte, Lola and Liam. They currently reside in Nashville, TN.

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