Join us this year as we travel to Bulgaria to bring 3 children home to make our forever family complete. We look forward to what the future will hold for the dozen of us as a family. We are taking the road less travelled and it has many beautiful twists & turns along the way. Join us as we discover them together on this amazing journey to bring 3 children from an orphanage and make them forever part of the Boyd Bunch.
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Since we're on "mean"
Today Warren took off work so we could run errands and get quite a bit of paperwork done. You'd think there'd be a faster way after all these years and all these adoptions but the answer is no folks. Process is always slow especially when it comes to paperwork. Anyhow, we're going here and there w/the kids. Thought we'd treat them to lunch until Warren took t he kids back to the van while I stayed and chatted w/the bank manager who has seen us through since adoption #1. We were catching up of course. While inside, Logan, for whatever reason known to man, decided to smush Alyona's hair w/ gum. Don't believe me? How could he do such a thing?
Alyona had been crying. Summer is stunned and Reni is NOT on Logan's side.
Took a picture b/c Alyona wanted to see it. You can't tell but it is a big glob all the way down to the root. Sooo, out to lunch was cancelled. Back home it was to fix her hair and eat lunch.
And this is the result. You can't tell by looking at her but her hair is thin anyhow. Would have been nice to keep it all.
Alyona clearly not happy. Logan is in trouble. Bottom line. Still, actually trying to think of an appropriate punishment. Trust me, plenty of ideas. This was just low. Not funny at all and totally uncalled for. I said on this blog I'd always share the good, the bad, and the ugly. Well, this is one of those examples. I know things will happen with kids. But you'd expect a 12yo to act a bit better. Of course, I've heard some stories of what some 12yo's have done so maybe this is on par w/ development. Nope, not falling for that. It was plain mean. The trouble w/ orphanage kids w/ a past like his of bullying, this is seen as 'funny' & they don't get the feeling remorse factor. Still working on that. Though Logan is getting better, still a ways to learn. We'll get there.
More going on. Next post I promise is not a mean post. LOL.