I picked up Xiaochun this morning from the Civil Affairs office. It was a very stark building but the people were nice. One orphanage director pegged me as the parent of a 2 yr. old. She was a beautiful baby girl but I wasn't there for her. I was there for my big girl. Xiaochun's orphanage director and our guide were not kind. They talked about how fat she was and how she will be a good worker for me. They also suggested that I use Xiaochun to help me sew dresses since she is lazy and doesn't try hard in school. They suggested that I start a factory with all my Chinese children. I was blown away and sad at the same time. Xiaochun eats with her head down and covers herself as she walks by others on the street. We have our work cut out for us.
Xialchun is a typical teenager. Listening to her ipod and watching videos on the computer. She even changed the language on the computer. Man I hope it survives. Communication is really hard! She talks, I cry, she laughs. I am more frustrated that she.
Our guide just dumped us today. We spent most of the afternoon watching TV and me reading. Dinner was interesting as Pizza Hut is not the same but, the ice cream made it all better.
I am praying for a better day tomorrow and some better communication.
4 weeks ago