Today, was the official adoption, after a a 24 hour period of "Harmonious Adjustment.' All went well the 24 hours. Susanna was definitely very, very sad, but easily comforted. She slept all night long and did well this morning. She ate VERY well! She got a little weepy when I got her dressed, and absolutely everything was swimming on her. I got clothes for a two year old, and- well- forget it. Maybe 18-24 month old will do it, We are going shopping later. Yes- she is 3.5. we think!(Remember the fact that her clothes are too big- it figures later in this story)
Anyway, her eyes filled with silent tears, and she looked like she was saying "Can't SOMEONE put me in clothes that fit?? Who IS this dame??"
I was amused, but puzzled, because I felt she should at least wear clothes that fit on the day we become a family- but what are you gonna do? I put her in a tee short and skirt- and off we went. Back to the Civil Affairs Office
We had our official family picture taken, and then an interview. It seemed like an auspicious moment. So- I was bit puzzled when this woman walked in- and burped. LOUDLY. I decided this was some sort of test, so I did not react. And it happened again. She explained she was not feeling well. I offered a TUMS, which was turned down. The interview went like this:
I did not smile.
When she finished, she congratulated me, informed me this was official, that Susanna is now legally mine, and I thanked her, promised to take very good care of my daughter, stood up, picked up Susanna--- and Susann's skirt fell off.
Folks- you CANNOT make this stuff up!
Pictures and video to follow tonight. (I do not have wireless in my room- so I am on a limited schedule when I can use Nan's computer--!)