My niece joined the family on July 12th, 2010. This special young lady's mother is my younger sister, which in classic Chinese culture makes me her Jiu Jiu (舅舅) -- thus the title of this blog. Here I intend to semi-regularly post reflections, thoughts, stories, and assorted whathaveyous pertaining to our trip to China, adoption in general, and (mostly) watching my niece grow up. Since the web is a very public place, I will attempt to maintain my family's privacy while telling the story... but I invite you to follow the blog and come along for the adventure!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Current-Day Note (january 18, 2011)

Just wanted to post a little note while I'm composing the next "historical" post... Yesterday A had to work but Miri's daycare was closed for MLK Day, so the Pipsqueak spent the day with her grandparents. Since I had taken the day as my elective holiday, we all planned to get together for dinner. I headed over to our folks' a little early and as I walked into the foyer, Miri came running in from the other room, holding her arms out to be picked up -- then stopped dead in her tracks, gave me a good once-over, and then with an expression that clearly said, "Meh!" turned around and headed back into the kitchen, where I heard her babbling at Grandma.  Seems she thought it was Mommy at the door, and she was annoyed that it was just her uncle...!  When A did finally arrive a while later, Miri went running through two rooms, laughing out loud, and practically jumped into her mommy's arms. (We are sooo lucky... bonding was never an issue with these two!)

She did make up for dissing me later on... a couple of times later in the evening, while I was helping clean up or moving some things around, the Pipsqueak came over to me just to cuddle for a couple of minutes. Heaven. :-)

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