10 November 2010

Day 1: SUCCESS!

I headed off to work today, leaving Z in charge of the kids without me for the first time. I told her to call or text with any problems. I checked my phone a lot. Nothing.

I got home a bit late (grr, traffic) and found everyone in the living room, listening to a book on tape. My arrival home was a total nonevent for M&R. Good sign. Z was all smiles. It seems that everyone had a great day. We had a nice dinner together, I solved a "problem" with the dryer (you have to hold the button in to get it to start; a quick push is not enough), and sweet Maddie was begging to go to bed at 7 p.m. I heard Maddie and Riley speaking more Spanish tonight than I have in a long time, and Z reports that they used quite a bit of Spanish with her today, which seems to have helped them all.

I gave Z a little gift tonight in honor of a successful first day: two chocolate bars and a compact, folding polka-dot umbrella. She'll need both in the days ahead. Today gives me the sense that we're all where we're supposed to be.

9 comments:

Alayna said...

Yay!! So glad the first day went well! Here's to many more to come :)

BiancaW said...

Wow! You must have felt a huge sense of relief! :-)

liz said...

Woot!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful! It sounds like all your hard work finding her will pay off. I love your first day gift too - so sweet!
Dana

Megan said...

I'm so happy to read this. May this be the start of finally getting a bit more settled after the last few months of transition.

Mama Mama Quite Contrary said...

Wonderful! I need a Z at my house. And a job.

Christie said...

Awesome. Great thinking with the chocolate.

Nina said...

Yay! Happy for you all!

django's mommy said...

I'm clearly spending too much time on Facebook these days, because I wanted to "like" this post.