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Sort of a rough day
Tuesday, January 30, 2007
I was listening to my iPod while I was working around the house today and Peter Gabriel's Solsbury Hill came on. In that song is the line, "...You can keep my things, they've come to take me home." Which kinda bummed me out.

On the lighter side of the news...

I've given the inaugural Purchase of the Week, aka POW (located in the left side of the page), to a toy my mother-in-law bought when she was up here visiting last week.

Birds gotta fly, fish gotta swim, and grandparents have to buy toys for grandchildren (even if those grandchildren are not quite here yet). Fortunately we convinced her that buying clothes were a bad idea since we don't yet know if it's going to be a boy or a girl. Not to mention that we have no idea what size they will be. Remember we're asking for a child under 2 years but that could mean anything from 12 to 24 months and, of course, with children raised in institutions, they will be far smaller initially due to the lack of sufficient diet.

But I'm literally afraid for my kid. Why? His/Her grandmother is going to make this kid believe that toys grow on trees. Bringing him/her back to reality that you can't always get what you want is going to be a task, I can feel it already.

posted by Steveg @ 6:08 PM  
  • At 9:03 PM, Blogger Jenni said…

    We brought our kids home on Christmas Eve, so they were getting presents for DAYS! It was hard to explain to them that they would not be getting new toys and clothes every day. Such a shocking disappointment, I'm sure. :)

    That line from "Solsbury Hill" gets me too. It makes me think of picking the kids up from the orphanage, and taking all the clothes off their little backs. Everything that was familiar to them was gone in minutes. Even though it was a necessary step in bringing them home, it was still very, very weird.

  • At 11:11 PM, Blogger Cristina Warner said…

    Solsbury Hill is one of my all time favorite songs. From time to time I think back and am amazed by the amount of trust our son put in us right from the beginning. I mean, there whole lives change in the span in a couple of weeks. Everything they've ever known is suddenly just gone. I am so glad that at the time we were too busy for me to really think about it. Children are the purest expression of goodness.

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