One month home...that's just hard to believe. Tariku has done so remarkably well, I literally couldn't have written a better beginning to this story of ours.
Did you know this kid can speak English? He hit some sort of turning point this morning and now says complete sentences and phrases. It's quite remarkable. 4 years of French only got me to remember how to say fish, yes please, my name is and I need chocolate and wine. He's a genius, I KNEW it. But truly, I am just so proud of him.
Had a wonderful Mother's day that started with the opening of a gift certificate for a 90 minute massage (Tarah why don't you live closer?) I LOVE massages but it's something I never buy myself so I was greatly pleased with that present. I think Zach's just thankful he won't get asked for a back rub for a few days now.
Had a very productive day today. After training a few clients, we went to get the car estimated finally (only a few months after the accident) then went to Hy Vee to stock up on milk, bread and peanut butter. After all this accomplishing I talked myself into buying fried chicken, mashed potatoes, veggies and...OREO FLUFF!!!!!!!!!
I was first introduced to oreo fluff by the Klipschs. They could purchase 4lbs of it and hammer it down in a single night. Turns out Tariku could keep pace with that as he was quite comfortable stuffing his mouth with it as well. I was particularly proud of Dailah, as she was just as proficient with the fried chicken as she was with the fluff. Love a girl who knows her way around a chicken bone.
Wednesday morning brings our social worker for our first post placement report. In that time I need to restock the pantry, clean, do some laundry, do something cool with Tariku's hair and teach him to say, "My mommy's so great she should teach all other mommy's how to be so good!" Truth be told I'm most nervous about completing the cleaning.
May 30th....Sex and the City movie....who's in?