Friday, April 13, 2012

You know that you are a mother when your son needs to vomit and you put your hand out to catch it ...

Things began so well today.  We had breakfast.  We went food shopping.  We went to PANI to gain temporary custody of the children until the official court date. It was all so simple.  Then we drove to the hogaricito to pick up the children.  It was another sweet and special moment. They came running out to greet us.  Their little bags were packed.  The other children swarmed around them to say goodbye.  The sisters (nuns) and the tias all scooped them up to give big hugs and kisses.  And then we drove away.

Jose fell asleep.  Evelyn chattered away.  Then Jose woke up about twenty minutes outside of San Jose.  He started crying.  His stomach was bothering him.  We hit San Jose traffic (terrible).  GPS battery gives out. Husband gets off at the wrong exit.  Now we are in a traffic jam.  Jose is wailing.  We get back on highway.  Jose is wretching.  Now, remember, he's 3 and 1/2 and in a car seat.  He can't lean out the window.  So, what's a mother to do but catch the vomit and fling it out the window ...

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