it’s hard to believe that we left Ethiopia one week ago–and that we’ve had the children for 2 weeks now.
we’ve tried to have the same “routine” everyday so far. Wake-up is usually around 8am. The kids eat and then brush teeth, “get ready” and play. The last two days, I’ve taken Mastewal out to stores, while Seth has kept the boys at home. We return for lunch, then Tamirat takes a nap and Mastewal does “lessons” handwriting, letters, etc. She then gets to watch a little Curious George. When Afton Tamirat wakes we go outside to the park or in the back yard. Today we played with bubbles and they had a blast. We also have an afternoon snack sometime in the afternoon. Then it is dinner time, play time, and then bed time around 7:30-8:00 for Afton Tamirat–and then 8:00-8:30 is bedtime for Mastewal. Both children sleep well at night, so that is a blessing right now. Seth has also been taking time away from the house to ease us into his return back to work. Today was the longest stretch of time that I’ve had all three children by myself, and I think it went pretty well.
I’m still struggling with a sore throat and usually lose my voice if I talk too much for a long period of time (telephone).
Mastewal loves to talk on the phone, watch videos and dance. Tonight after dinner we put on our Ethiopian music and she danced. We listen to Nahom Favorite (popular music in Ethiopia) We all (except daddy) danced around the living room. We especially like song #3….Mastewal can do the Ethiopian “neck thing” to that song. We played it over and over. Myer even enjoyed the dancing around and Mastewal made him laugh by twirling a pinwheel in front of him.
So things are going as well as expected. I’m still tired and sick and getting over jet lag. Hopefully, it will pass soon.
We head to the pediatrician tomorrow….YAY….maybe we can get some things cleared up (skin irritations and what appears to be fungus in the hair)