Since I started this blog I do feel that the time has gone by quicker and I am feeling better today. I truly am happy that things are moving along in Russia for everyone.
However, I was also thinking to myself yesterday- I am sure these other bloggers are thinking- how could she feel sorry for herself for not yet receiving her adoption referral when she already has 3 kids? So I was chastening myself over this thought. And I thought- that is right- so, I don’t have my little girl, but I have a very nice husband and 3 boys. Not to mention that it was my youngest son’s birthday yesterday. So I was really trying to focus on him and the rest of my family. I was telling them how wonderful they all were. I kept telling my husband what a nice guy he was. Finally he told me (perhaps after he had had enough):
Mike: I am not nice!
Jen: You are not
Mike: No, I am just neutral.
Jen: You are neutral
? What is that? What are you talking about?
Mike: I am just neutral O.K.
Jen: What about your friends at work- they think you are nice.
Mike: No they don't.
Jen: They think you are neutral
Mike: They don’t think anything. They don’t think about it.
Jen: I bet they think you are nice. Why would they like you if they didn’t think you were nice?
Mike: They don’t analyze my personality. They just like me or not. I don’t know.
Jen: So, do you think I am nice? Or neutral?
Mike: I just like your personality. It doesn’t matter if you are nice.
Jen: So you don’t think I am nice.
Mike: You are nice, O.K. Everybody is nice! Can we change the subject?
I realized I was bugging everybody in my family with the “nice” thing. So I stopped. But my husband did tell me he loved me as he was walking out the door this morning (which he doesn't do every day), so even though he acted like he was annoyed by me I think he really liked it.
Labels: M, Our 3 sons, waiting for referral