This morning Ari seemed concerned that he wouldn't be able to pronounce his new brother's name. (An amusingly mild concern, relative to what he could be concerned about, I think.) I told him that we could name his brother whatever we want, if we choose to, but that I was sure he could learn to pronounce a Chinese name. Hours later he suggested the name "John." John, I said? Ari grinned. Yes, John. Hmmm...we'll put it in the maybe pile.
I got my new Florida birth certificate in the mail today. And tomorrow I will probably mail it right back to have it state certified. I've been working on my 16-page questionnaire...have nearly finished it! Vince asked if he could copy my answers. Um, I think they might notice something like that. Made myself an adoption to-do list. Several of the items (like the questionnaire) are Vince-to-do. (Note to self: do not nag.) This coming weekend we have a two-day (all day) parenting class with the adoption agency. I'm going to pretend that it's a romantic get-away with my husband. After all, we'll be child-free for a total of 12 hours. When was the last time that happened?