The Five of Us, Spring 2014

The Five of Us, Spring 2014

Baby Liberia

So, two-three year olds come with an independent streak that would drive Mother Theresa to hysteria, but they also begin to reveal an imagination that would do TS Eliot proud! I LOVE the glimpses I get into Punk's little world when he's unguardedly lost between fiction and reality.

The scene: Pushing the loaded cart out of WinCo, passing another cart with a chubby-faced cherub ogling us right back.
Punk: Oooooh! Cute baby!
Me: Yeah, he is a cutie!
Punk: (cupping his hands in front of him and looking deep into them like he's holding something incredibly tiny) I have a baby.
Me: Oh, you do?
Punk: She wants a kiss.
I bend down and plant a smooch in the air hovering above his cupped hands.
Me: Is it a boy baby or a girl baby? (note: I only asked this to confirm a theory)
Punk: It's a girl baby (note: Theory confirmed. All babies are girls--even Punk was a girl when he was a baby--see what I mean about the blurry line between fact and fiction?!)
Me: What's her name?
Punk: (pondering with screwed up lips and a head that tips from one side to the other) Mmmm...uuuuuuh.... Baby Wiberia.

Sigh. Baby Liberia indeed.

3 comments:

Jamie said...

awwwww. too cute!

Delaney thinks that EVERYONE is getting a baby brother named Miles now. EVERYONE!!! Yay!

Jamie

Tarah said...

Love it!!!

Jocelyn said...
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My Man and Me

My Man and Me
married 7/7/2001

Punk

Punk
ours through biology, born 7/25/2004, home 8/1/2004

Pea

Pea
ours through adoption from Liberia, West Africa, born 7/15/2005, home 10/25/2007

Pup

Pup
ours through domestic adoption, born 1/15/2011, home 2/10/2011, final 8/3/2011

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  • 9/24/08 Home study update home visit for Ghana adoption
  • 10/15/08 Dossier sent to AOHG
  • 10/15/08 I600A application sent to USCIS
  • 10/30/08 First heard about possible domestic private adoption
  • 11/18/08 Last spoke with contact about possible domestic adoption; expected to hear back about meeting with birthmother
  • 12/3/08 Withdrew application from AOHG
  • 1/6/09 Found out another family had been chosen for possible domestic adoption
  • 1/21/09 USCIS fingerprinting appointment
  • 1/8/09 Received USCIS fingerprinting appointment notice
  • 4/11/09 Sent Pre-Application to Covenant Care Adoptions for Domestic Infant Adoption program
  • 6/8/09 Social worker visit to update home study from International to Domestic
  • 7/24/09 Received completed home study update
  • 8/25/09 Went "on the list" for birthfamilies to choose from
  • 4/28/10 Found out a birth mom had chosen us
  • 5/8/10 Met the birth mom
  • 5/11/10 Got the call that birth mom changed her mind
  • 5/19/10 Birth mom's scheduled c-section
  • 11/30/10 Visit from DSS sw about foster parenting
  • 11/30/10 Got the call that another birth mom had chosen us
  • 12/21/10 Met with the birth mom
  • 1/15/11 @1:42 PM BB was born!
  • 1/19/11 ICPC (interstate) paperwork sent to GA for approval
  • 1/31/11 ICPC Clearance Approved
  • 2/10/11 Placement Ceremony and Pup comes home!!!!
  • 8/3/11 It's Official! Pup's Adoption Decree was issued