So tonight was kid's chorus at their preschool. Though they only sing one little song it's a long night of others singing and a full mass...at 8:00 on a school night. Tonight, the kids were particularly not in the mood. Top it off with hot chocolate and cookies afterwards and missing their normal bedtime and you have a bunch of cranky kids. To top off the night, even more, Scott HAD to go play basketball. It was like a full on cry-fest when we got home. Kids crying, crawling into their beds with their heads spinning from the sugar and exhaustion. The little child in my head was screaming at me to call her best friend and run to Outback for last call...that's a desperate cry here in the Suburbs. I managed to get everyone to bed and indulge for some time on Facebook and trying to figure out how to make this blog more interesting. I barely get 20 hits a day but that's really not the point. It's a chance for me to journal this exciting life that I live and keep track of all those wonderful moments with my kids and especially with my unpredictable orphan, Ava.
To my shock tonight I read that Russia will be banning all American family adoptions. This just breaks my heart. Almost 1,000 children are adopted into this country from Russia each year. I think of all those families waiting and have been waiting for years. All of those children who will now have to wait longer. I just wonder how this will affect Lithuanian adoptions. These poor children become part of a negotiating tactic with governments which is entirely horrific. The kids are the ones that suffer. I think about the little Russian girl in Ava's class and how happy she is today because of her new family. I just can't imagine all of those broken dreams for the families and the children who are waiting. I'm just so glad our adoption is behind us, though I constantly think of the children who still wait.