8:40 arro.m. Guangzhou (Tuesday)
I opened my eyes to our last full day in China this morning. Ah. As Meiying and I walked the hall to breakfast this a.m. she wanted to be carried again. Oh boy. She kept hugging me. Very baby-toddler like. I wasn't expecting this, but I had read about it happening some times. I thought it would happen more once we got home, driven out of insecurity. Maybe she's insecure now? I can't tell; it doesn't seem motivated by insecurity, but rather a deep longing.
Anyway, so I was walking, she was being carried and I said (without thinking she'd understand), "This is our last day in China. Tomorrow we will get on a plane and go home to America." (I did hand gesture a plane taking off into the sky.) You know what she did in response, she smiled, hugged me and clapped her hands. Huh! Yes, she's miss happy pants still today. No request for a phone call since Sunday afternoon.
She said, in english, "Good morning Daddy. How are you today?" So, we're off to Shamian Island to meet the group and go tour some authentic China markets; collect our children's passports and visas and then I guess just hang out for the remainder of today until we pack our bags tonight. Wooohoo!
Monday, September 28, 2009
Posted by The Ordinary Horse at 8:50 PM