Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Books, and Kristopher

Yesterday Mike and I took the kids to Orlando and went to a quick dinner at Panera's. Then we went to Barnes and Noble and found 2 pocket phrasebooks, a book about the culture and history of Aleksa's country, a book suggested to us by the Reece's Rainbow moms called "How to talk so kids will listen and listen so kids will talk", and a book called "We are Adopted". I can't seem to get through the kid's book without crying so far, so I'm not sure how that'll go over, but we wanted to get something that will explain the process a little with Kristopher.

Also, speaking of the big boy, we've been having these little spikes of "jealousy" with him lately at the idea of adoption. Although these are VERY normal, we're trying to help him understand his place in our family a little better- that he'll always be loved and always be our "big boy". He's helped pick out some clothes and things to give him a little bit of ownership, but I suppose it's just going to take some time. In the next few weeks our "rest time" is going to be spent with a little more 1-1 time with K and hopefully that will help some. Today at rest time he wanted to lay down and watch his little movie though (which is our usual routine) so we'll see what happens.


  1. Meredith, if you like that one, there is a sequel called, "Siblings Without Rivalry", and it deals with a lot of new baby issues, feelings of jealousy between siblings, etc. You always have these profound words of wisdom for people, and I always have a book to recommend! HA (I'd rather have your profound wisdom).

  2. uh oh... if you're taking my blog as wisdom you're gonna need a new psych eval for your adoption ;)

    Do you mean a sequal to the listen/talk book??