Friday, December 28, 2012
I have taken the week off of work, using sick days I didn't use this year. I need to recharge, get over a lingering cold and spend time with my girls, whip the house back into shape and get clean the daycare zone. I may have lost a daycare family over this, despite the mother saying she could arrange back-up care. I would not have taken all the days off had she not said this since I've found out that she did not have back-up care.
However, I have been able to spend two days at the Social Security office getting the paperwork done for my two new girls. The earrings that Sissy got for her birthday have also been returned to the store for a refund. I found some stale cookies she'd stolen and stashed in the closet and forgot about. Don't comment negatively on this, but I did make her eat them. You steal it, you eat it. We don't waste food in this house. She choked them down moaning about how she didn't like them. I told her that I didn't like finding cookies in the clothes closet and having her steal from me. I really don't know if she makes that connection yet, that she does things that I don't like.
We have enjoyed two family movie nights. The first time we watched Home Al*ne. The girls loved it! Sissy had seen it in China. She's seen a LOT of American movies in China at her SWI.
When we sat down and snuggled in, Jie Jie exclaimed, "We're just like a family, mommy!" I cracked up laughing and said, "That's because we ARE a family!" I think she meant that we are finally doing something fun as a family that she's sees as very family-like.