We were the closest family possible. Our world was turned upside down on 05/03/09 when my best friend, the person I love most next only to our children, my sister Trina was diagnosed with stage IV breast cancer. Her body gave out on her on 01/09/10 but she will ALWAYS be a part of our daily life and will continue to be in my posts. I started my blog to chronicle our daughter's international adoption from Guatemala and have continued to use it as a journal.

What you will find is my family trying to adapt to our new lives that were handed to us.



Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Head Shrunk Family

The other morning Valentina was complaining that she thought Asa was bragging when I complimented him on what a great job he had done of showering, dressing and getting his breakfast ready all by himself.

"That makes me feel bad," Valentina started, "because I'm not big and I can't do those things on my own yet. It feels like he's bragging."

"Asa, can you please tell her that you weren't bragging?" I asked him.

Asa walked over, hugged Valentina and said "I'm sorry I made you feel that way. I wasn't bragging, I was just really proud of myself. I'm sorry you thought I was bragging. I don't want you to feel bad, that wasn't what I meant."

I guess my almost 12 years of therapy does rub off on the kids.