I am such a feast and famine thing about stuff like crocheting, blogging, emailing friends, playing World of Warcraft and exercise. I balance about two or three of those plates any given day all while walking the kitty-labyrinth and having AdoptionBrain.
I find myself continually putting to-do lists on my phone and papers and church programs and work notepads. Some vary and some differ. I lose my complete train of thoughts and derail like a rabid monkey sometimes. Other times I just find myself staring at the cursor ...
My ABrain bears a striking resemblance to pregnancy brain sometimes. This weeks thought: we are going to be New Parents! It's funny for all the talk of selecting and bringing home young school aged kids and fingering out how to hit the ground running with them at a completely different pace than infants I just hadn't focused on that. It's homestudies and when to tell the family and when to actually, if ever, put it on FB. The basic reason why adjusting will be so hard. The basic reason while I will have to take a small sabbatical from work while I have kids at home and negotiating school schedules for the First.Time.Ever. We won't just be parents we will be New Parents. So the millions of bits we have to put together and not forget to ensure that homework is tracked and boundaries are set and they are eating regularly is on top of us just getting to know them. Getting us all through the 6-month temp stage before they are officially our children and no just our wards. New Parents.
So. Big thoughts. Little brain.
P.S. My favorite old wives tale was thrown at me today from an acquaintance who was parked in the ER waiting to see a physician. She is also 7 weeks along with her 5th child. "Oh so you are actually mid process of adopting? You know what that means right? You will totally get pregnant!"
Responses that I've been gathering for future generous donaters of that line. I am under no delusion that it will be the last time I will hear it. Nope, wasn't the first either.
- Does that mean if someone lose 80lbs by having their gall bladder removed that it is the new it-diet?
- Does that mean that if one mom glows and looks younger with each additional child past three that all moms should keep populating as a cure for aging?
- I bet I just haven't prayed enough. That must be it.
- Should I also slather baking soda lemon juice paste on my face and than go lick a flagpole to fix my acne since it was successful on Pinterest?
- Will I also get pregnant with a boy if I have sex upside down?
If I had a quarter for every overused under-thought old wives tales/platitudes I've heard or narrowminded comments this adoption would be FREE.