|I just love this little crooked smile :)|
Ty had his medical exam this morning and he took it like a champ, he didn't even flinch when he was getting a shot, he just kept with his game face. We have yet to see anything close to tears. Even when he fell once on some stone steps and hurt his knees pretty good, he just kept stoic and raised his arms to be picked up.
He gets so thrilled with simple things. I gave him a banana while we were walking through the breakfast line and he was jumping up and down with excitement... so sweet and so heartbreaking at the same time. We had been thinking that we would put him in Kindergarten a few months after returning home... if he was ready of course, but I highly doubt that will happen this year. He seems much younger than the typical kindergarten kiddo. We took him to a playground this morning and he had fun but you could tell that he was unfamiliar with most of the equipment, as most of it made him very nervous. He is very careful!
Ok... thought this would be fun... a little "What would you do- China style?" type quiz from two funny scenarios that happened to me yesterday..
#1. You are on a flight with your new son. Thankfully he falls asleep on your lap 20 minutes after take off. An hour later, he stirs awake and in his slumber he stretches his legs. His little feet cross the invisible boundary of the man sitting next to him, invading his space. Said man then swats at your sons little feet. Then your son falls back asleep, 30 minutes pass and same scenario happens again... boy stretches, man swats.... WHAT DO YOU DO????For the first scenario,,, let me just say y'all are nicer than I am. Maybe on my own turf I have a bit more patience but after a long week my mama bear side comes out a bit easier. The first time I let the leg swat slide, maybe more out of complete shock than anything else. The second time... I followed the old saying...."when in Rome" ... The second time he swatted at his leg I grabbed his wrist and moved it off and then wagged my finger at him like any good Chinese mama would do :) . I did make sure he kept his feet to himself after that. If need be I would have switched seats so I could have sat next to pushy man.
#2.. (please stop reading if you are offended by potty-talk) You are hot tired and homesick at a late dinner with your family. Your new son finally figures a way to tell you that he has to go to the bathroom. You can tell it is urgent. You jump up, and run to find the closest restroom. After walking 2 blocks (the restaurant does not have a bathroom) you find one. Your son is obviously doing a serious potty dance. You realize that your only choice is the dreaded squatty potty (see photo above). You get him situated and then you find yourself squatting as you hold him over the squatty. Just as he starts having the serious runs you realize...... there is no toilet paper anywhere to be found in the bathroom!!! So hot, stinky, sweaty, messy, gross, and squatting......WHAT DO YOU DO??? Ahh,, for this one, most of you had my same thought process. In my hurry to get to the restroom I forgot my backpack that is loaded down with anything you would need for most any scenario.. So it was just me, my boy, and the mess... I tried to think of the one piece of clothing that we would miss the least and it came down to one of his socks. You gotta do whatcha gotta do :) So nasty
I will finish my half the story tomorrow,, but I just had to see how y'all would handle it :)