SeptemberOctober 2009 114Josi arrived home late last night from her exchange trip and is taking full advantage of Fall Break by sleeping in. As I write this it is after 10 a.m.

I slept in too, getting up hours after my normal time. I went in hunt for Aubry, who was not in her bed. She was behind the closed door of Greyson’s room – engrossed in her Nintendo DS.

“Good morning, sweetie. What are you doing in here?” 

“I didn’t want to wake Josi. She’s still sleeping. I was starting to cough, so I came in here,” she answered.

“Thank you for doing that, honey. You were very thoughtful. Josi is tired.”

“I’m wearing my glasses.”

“I can see that. Thank you, sweetie.”

I kissed her and closed the door behind me, proud that my daughter had shown consideration for her tired sister. She did it on her own.



Filed under International Adoption, Multicultural Families, Parenting, The International Mom

2 responses to “Consideration

  1. theinternationalmom

    Jane –

    We wonder sometimes, don’t we? It was a great way to start the day and a five-day vacation with the family.


  2. Jane Bretl

    I like how you capture the feeling of motherhood where we realize — they really ARE listening! Listening to what we say and learning the right thing to do to take care of themselves and others. Yeah!

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