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. :-)
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!)