Just in case the photos give the impression that K is the perfect little girl, allow me to shatter your illusions. Some days are more trying than others. Today pickup from pre-school meant hearing that she had hit two of her friends.   As a result, no TV today.  She is playing quietly in her room and singing.

She knows we are going to Ukraine to adopt a sister for her.  Although she claims to be excited, she’s been regressing into babyish behavior.   It’s not unexpected, and I’m trying to be patient with her, but it’s not always easy.

I doubt most of her behavior is very different from that of any other strong-willed child.  Her strong determination is an asset, it is what helped her survive her first two years without anyone to love her.