Journey to Lia

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Exit "No" and enter "Why" year later.

We have hit our one year mark of meeting Lia. Somehow time has dulled all the crazyier moments of our trip and first difficult months home. I have been rather neglectful of my blog, too busy having fun. Brian went back to work after his 37 week parental leave and I am into my unpaid parental leave until Lia starts school in Sept. Its hard to believe our house was once quiet! We have all changed a lot in the last year, the pendulum of life not swinging quite so much.

I have to give a lot of credit to Ami. So kind and patient with her little sister. Growing up much to fast. Our little fashionista who is overjoyed at being over 48 inches and can go on the big rides at Canada's Wonderland. I miss having her home during the weekdays but she is far too smart to stay home with me.

And Lia, what can I say......makes us laugh hard every day. Asking where is her big bum to hold up her pants (they always fall down as she has the teeniest bum) and why she cant get the clouds down to lick them. She is out of the "no" phase and heavy into "why". Or shall I say "why", ""why", "why". Usually around 4-5pm I have to tell her she is out of questions for the day or I will soon be crazy !!!!

The girls still share a bed, everyone is happy, mostly Ami. It is so much fun to hear them giggle when they are supposed to be sleeping.  They share really well although I draw the line at them trying to share using the toilet at the same time!!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

The world is pink, in case you forgot!!

Before we adopted for the second time, I repeated over and over that we would never compare our 2 girls. Looking back, maybe I was trying to convince myself. We have black and white, oil and water, football and pretty pink bows. Sure you can mix them together for a great salad dressing or wonderful shades of grey or a football player who looks really interesting, but really the 2 are very very different. As are our 2 girls, ain't that the truth.

Lia has been at the eye doctor about 5 times since we have been home. At the visit last week, I asked Brian to have Dr. K (who I love!!) check to see if she is colour blind. This after 7 months of hearing everything and I mean everything is pink. Pink hair, pink grass, pink trees, pink sky, pink, pink, pink. Lia's world is not pink, or black and white, she just refuses to learn her colours!!!

This is Lia's personality. Before the questions are even out of my mouth, she has already said "no" (make that 3 or 4 times) even when it is something she wants, the first word is "no", sigh.  It has become very difficult not to laugh when the drama begins and the whole world is about to end because she must eat at least some of her breakfast (that she just picked out!!).

So, I have developed a plan, ohh ahhh (that is supposed to be an evil laugh). I am tired of the "no". So I have decided I am no longer an adult and can say "no" too. Yes, its probably juvenile, but it makes me feel better.  She now asks for something and in response gets "Lias says no, so Mama say no. No, no, no, no no".  She does think its really funny, and we laugh as I am saying no, no, no and she starts saying yes, yes, yes, and maybe just maybe shes getting my point. We shall see!!!!