Thursday, March 25, 2010

Miss Spider

" For finding your mother,
there's one certain test.
You must look for the creature
who loves you the best."
-Little Miss Spider, By David Kirk
I consider myself well read, but I didn't realize until recently that the books and Nick Jr series, "Little Miss Spider," are pro-adoption. Little Miss Spider herself is adopted by a beetle named Betty! We're always looking for more adoptive friendly reads, and this was a happy discovery.
On another note, I'd be interested to know if any other HOH kids are afraid of their shadows. Literally. While in Rwanda, we were surprised to realize that Etienne hadn't ever seen his shadow and screamed in response. At the time, he screamed at everything, so we didn't think much of it. Last week we FINALLY, finally found spring time. Poor Etienne and Ezekiel haven't been in America for much nice weather, and while outside walking, Etienne found his shadow. Fear overcame him and he cried and cried as his shadow followed him. It took big brother Blake playing a lot of shadow tag for E to overcome his fear. We're thinking our big guy didn't know his shadow because the walls of House of Hope were very high, there weren't many windows in the rooms and he may have spent his afternoons in the dark sleeping quarters. Amazing to me still, after 6 months home, all the things that we don't know that he doesn't know. Does that make sense?


  1. Dinosaur Train on PBS kids is also pro-adoption. Love it! Don't know about the shadow thing since Charlie was on his back the whole time :)

  2. I think Cooper noticed his the other day and seemed intrigued but not scared. I guess the couple years between their ages makes a big difference!