Tuesday, March 17, 2009

The Heavily Sarcastic Post About Waiting for Your Child to Come Home

So here's my list about ways to help you while you wait for your child to come home.

1. Alert your church friends, especially the older ladies. They will be knitting up a storm and baking all sorts of goodies for you. My church has already activated the "Hospitality Squad". Picture SWAT team with aprons rapelling through windows with casseroles. But really, I make fun but when we got Mateo my church provided us meals for two weeks and it was a life-saver. It was a bit of a shock when the meals ended and we realized that normal people cook and watch their children all at the same time. Yikes.

2. Buy lots of useless stuff that makes you temporarily feel better about having no control over your life and gives you an outlet to release the frustration, anxiety, and built-up rage at having to wait on social workers to do paperwork just so you can actually start parenting your child. Or maybe that's just me.

3. Think and re-think of baby names until you finally decide on one, then question if that's really the best one or if maybe you should have picked the other one cause it doesn't rhyme with any kind of food, until it starts driving your husband/spouse/friends to want to shoot you in the foot.

4. Obsess over every possible thing that could go wrong with the baby/child while you're waiting for them to come home so that you are in such a state of panic that you're friends have to kidnap you and get you drunk just so you'll smile at something other than a pair of baby shoes you saw at the mall the other day.

5. Fold and sort clothing. Then fold it and sort it again.

6. Blog snarky posts about stupid things to do while waiting for your child to come home.



Well, I hope you got something out of reading this. I sure didn't.

6 comments:

Dawnelle said...

that made me laugh, although the waiting period must seem like an eternity! Can't wait till you have baby in your arms.

Devan said...

Oh Justice. Take it easy. Enjoy the slow time because in a few weeks it won't be slow anymore or ever again. Then, you'll be calling me up wondering what to do with two kids going in opposite directions and how to balance a career and a marriage while keeping a grip on the dynamic duo.

Adopting1Soon said...

Ok, I wanted to do #2 and I've definitely done #3! I'm STILL trying out new names. I'm a bit jealous of the quickness in choosing the name "maya"...

Rachel said...

You make me remember when I was 9 months pregnant. I was going nuts. I was sure that Elizabeth would be born early. I was counting on it. I was begging my doc to induce me at 38 weeks and when 40 weeks came and went I began trying everything to induce myself. Elizabeth ended up being 9 days late and that was only because I finally convinced my doctor to induce me. Little did I know, I should have been taking advantage of that time to sleep as much as possible because she didn't start sleeping through the night regularly until she turned two. Good luck keeping your wits!

JonesEthiopia said...

Yeah, I did all of this when we were waiting to bring R home. Longest and most horrid 3 months of my life! I'm not looking forward to it with our second either. I'm right there with you and hope your waiting ends SOON!

Joe @ Irrational Dad said...

Number three made me laugh because I JUST posted a blog about naming a baby. What a coin-key-dink.