Friday, July 20, 2012
Turned the Corner?
As you can probably figure out, this joining of mother and daughter has been pretty rough. My guide had a serious dicussion with Sissy today, but this afternoon we had an incident worse than anything so far. It was bad and in public. Fortunately, the Chinese onlookers were supportive of me and when I pointed out how many were staring at Sissy, she began to recover. However, tonight, it seems I passed the test and she is contrite, begging me not to tell her orphanage mother, and she's apologized and promised to behave well from now on. I certainly hope she can do it because what happened today hit the limit of what I can physically do to control her. My back is killing me.
She is obscessed with contacting her friends in the US who have been adopted ahead of her. I'm beginning to wonder if that's been her primary goal for adoption. I've told her that she may not have any computer priviledges in the US until she is settled and behaving very well. She seems to understand, but keeps asking.
Today while making my way from Shamian Island to the Pedstrian Shopping Street, I found myself in the middle of Digital Central China and picked up a camera battery charger for about $5. Starting tomorrow, I hope to have my regular camera up and running soon.
Again, Jie Jie through it all has been a champion. I am more than grateful for her stroller, which shielded her from much of what her sister did today.
Please pray for Sissy, specifically that she will make it through one day with good behavior.