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A clever ploy
Saturday, June 02, 2007
I've figured out this whole Russian adoption delay.

It came to me in a dream, well not exactly a dream more like an induced state of transcendental contemplation. Actually I was sitting outside by the pool drinking a Corona when I noticed our dog Chianti was doing his business on the lawn I just mowed.

And of course this display reminded me immediately of the outstanding quality, detail, and alacrity the Russian government workers exhibit.

But you see, the concept is that this delay is actually meant to improve the waiting parents-to-be ability to be good parents. This whole thing is a clever ploy by the Russians to make us all better at being patient and thus better at being parents.

After all, patience is a virtue. Although in practice patience is more like a nuisance.
posted by Steveg @ 9:55 AM  
2 Comments:
  • At 1:25 PM, Blogger kaymommy said…

    Kind of like the 'what doesn't kill you makes you stronger' theory. :)

     
  • At 2:56 AM, Blogger Bea said…

    Patience can be a *real* nuisance in other people. Especially when you're running short yourself.

    But I digress. You're right - those Russian adoption authorities are just being clever.

    Bea

     
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