Well, we are almost through our first week here in India. It has been quite a week of adjustment. Mostly, I think, for Josiah & Jeneson (the two people who need structure). Josiah has taken to his Appachan and Ammachi (Grandpa & Grandma), Minie Aunty, and cousins Johnathan & Jennifer quite well. In fact, one of the first things he says in the morning is "where's Johnathan?" I am waiting for him to fall into a sleep routine, he goes to sleep fairly easily if I lay down next to him until he is asleep, but he tends to wake up about 4 hours later and doesn't want to go back to sleep for about 3 hours. We are trying to keep him in the bed so that he doesn't get used to getting up and playing in the middle of the night. Oh ya, that is the other thing...the four of us are in the same room. Josiah is sleeping on his own little bed (a mattress on an underbed storage unit) and we fixed up (i.e. padded with blankets) a suitcase for Lydia. We had her in the bed with us for the first couple of days, but that got old real quick. Eating is another issue. So far he has survived on about 3-4 bananas a day (his eyes just light up at their mention), an apple a day, eggs, toast, and oatmeal. I cannot even really get him to eat rice (usually one of his favorites). He is not tired and listless and seems to have plenty of energy, so I am not going to break out the emergency jar of peanut butter just yet.
Jeneson, on the other hand, is not working or in school for the first time in many, many years. His comment the other day: "If this is what being rich is like, I would have tried to become rich earlier!" So far he has read two entire books completely for leisure, the first time in 10 years he has read a book for enjoyment.
My goal this week was to start the little preschool program I had put together for Josiah, but with the sleep deprivation I just don't have the patience for it right now. Maybe next week. We have not had a chance to call home yet, but will try out Skype tomorrow. I cannot wait to see Josiah's reaction to seeing and hearing his Grandpa, Grandma, Aunt Katy & Uncle Kurt. Seeing as I am falling asleep as I type this, I should probably go to bed in anticipation of being up with Josiah in about 2 hours. Please continue to pray for our transition and would love to hear from you with comments or e-mails.