Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Waiting for paperwork

Keith and I live a pretty hectic life and while we have been in Hefei...it has kind of slowed to a crawl.  Yesterday the kids watched cartoons for hour and we watched like 4 episodes of Once Upon  Time.  I can't even remember the last time I did that! 

Last night we decided to come up with some sort of plan to get through the scheduleless hours of today, Thursday and Friday.  Breakfast at 730, Skype calls with the kids around 8; morning walk to the shopping area and stopping at Starbucks...yes that's right...starbucks..yum.   Then back to the hotel for an hour or 2 of tv.   Then out to lunch and an afternoon walk in the park (where it is nice and shady).  Our plan is to stop somewhere every 10 or 15 minutes and let the kids run around for 10 minutes or so.  Our hope is that we can stretch the afternoon walk in the park out to about an hour.  Then we will sit in the lobby and play with some clay we brought and work on our English flashcards.  Back to the room for an hour of tv.  Play Uno and Tangrams for an hour and then dinner.

Yes we are desperate to fill our days! haha.  I think the kids would rather sit in the hotel room the entire time and watch tv, but it is driving us batty! 

It is a weird feeling of the land in between while we wait to go home.  We are trying to balance keeping everyone entertained, excited and involved.  We would really like to get home before the grief, defiance and frustration hit...I'm afraid we might not make it with our little teenager.  He seems to be getting less excited and more withdrawn.  They are both good boys and this is going to get hard for them.  I just wish we were home before the enormity of the change hits them!

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