Thursday 29 April 2010

Archived Post 2010 - Learning to be a regular kid is a funny thing

Sometimes attachment is a funny thing.
Sometimes when one child shows they are beginning to attach to you the other child needs to start testing you out too
Randall is a much tougher egg than any of us any realised.
We now believe that he was much more profoundly affected by neglect that we ever thought.
He has a great spirit though, a strong spirit and I believe with all my heart that he will heal in the all same ways that his brother is healing.
On the way to healing he does stuff like this
that would be make-up on the bathroom wall.
In fact it was all over the bathroom including on the inside of the toilet.
Luckily for him and I, Jack found it first, cleaned up most of it and then told me.
We giggled, got Randall up to talk to him about what on earth would make him put makeup all over the bathroom
He said he was drawing with my make-up.
because he wanted to.
Remember older adopted kids often show many regressive behaviours when attaching to their parents.
So I am thrilled to have a child acting like a toddler who draws on my walls with my make-up because it means that he is learning to love us.

PS I think it is a pretty cute face but he willing be washing it off the wall after school.