We are on our last leg home!!! We are in Seoul waiting for our plane to LA. We board in about 20 minutes. WE cant wait to see the kids and our family. It seems like it has been forever since we saw any of them-- so sad but so happy to be on our way. Finley did great on our last flight - Guangzhou to Seoul. The plane was literally only 1/3 full and we had a whole center section to ourselves. It was wonderful!!! She played and slept. She became a daddy's girl again and I let it for a while but then would not let her get away with it. She was fussing and crying beucase daddy put her down and I just grabbed her and took her to the bathroom becuase she said she had to go. She cried the whole time and I played the mean mom card and would not give in and made her go. I was so not taking 2 steps back. I am willing to tolerate her being clingy but she has been a bit defiant to me over the last number of hours. She will look at me and give me a irty look and then whip her head away from me. This is not being clingy and worried about being abandoned-- its being a BRAT and I am not tolerating it!!! She is a kid in our family and I am the mom and she will treat me as such. Sorry to be a mean mom but if I thought there was an ounce of true genuine attachment issues involved in her behavior, I would alter my behavior but it is not that!! She is being a BRAT 100% for sure. She has even bawled her eyes out becuase Kevin had the audacity to not give her a snack and he said stop crying and she would not so he would not give it to her. She faked cried for a while and we ignored her and she finally stopped. I told Kevin that I will give her tiny bit of leway at home but I will not tolerate this bratty beahvior. I dont think we will have any issues when we are home but Kevin and I are on the same page at least.
Anyway, we are heading home and cant wait to see my kids at the airport along with my sister and mom. My mom is having some family over to our house tonight-- tomorrow-- whatever day we land-- and she is making dinner--- yaaaa-- we are not eating out!!!!! I am thrilled.
I will get homecoming pictures up ASAP but thanks so much for so many of you who supported us along each step. I have some pictures of our interviews and videos with the documentary makers. They filmed us this morning packing up and skyping with the kids and leaving the hotel. It was a very cool experience and I think it is going to be an awesome documentary that is going to be putting special needs adoption in a very positive light!!
I will post soon--- ALMOST HOME!!!!!!!!