We just returned from our appointment at the embassy. It was long. It was hot. The bathrooms had no tp. And I'm a horrid mother because Fetya was hungry and I told her we could eat the last banana when we got on the bus. I was talking about the banana she ate on her way to the embassy appointment. Not so good. At least I didn't lie about the mango juice in the backpack. After waiting for well over an hour I took Fetya outside. Shortly afterwards, Marshall Coen came outside with Josiah. It was picture perfect Daddy parenting. Marshall says, "Uh, Seth needs you to change his diaper. They don't want him to leave the waiting area."
Nice. The kiddo hasn't had a "serious" diaper since we got him yesterday. I guess he finally loosened up enough to do it in the waiting area. No changing tables, just me, Josiah, and my lap. It turned out to be a real doosey--both of us were wearing some of it by the end. Halfway through the mess, Marshall runs outside to tell me that they have called our names and we need to hurry upstairs. When he saw what I was dealing with he smirked then said, "I can see you are in the middle of something...I'll tell them you're on your way." Yeah--only because I ran out of wipes. Yuck. Then I grabbed Fetya's hand (no hand washing available) and we raced upstairs. Very simple, short, and hopefully successful.
Seth is getting some serious QT with Josiah. He's had to step up and take charge of Josiah's care because Fetya still isn't so sure about Daddy. We had an interesting morning--went to the playground then swimming. On purpose Daddy went into the pool and Mommy stayed on the side. Fetya let Seth swim her around a bit, but soon decided she would rather avoid him and play with Selam (9 year old from the TH). Selam, as is probably true for most of the kids at the TH, is more than willing to be a junior parent. We are just letting it go--Fetya is so confused and scared. It's like a slow cut on the cord to have Selam here. Easier and harder at the same time.
So, the embassy--it went well. As far as we can tell. We will get the kid's visas on Friday morning. The other three families went through also. The Coen's have some added complications with Silas' visa because they are returning to Germany. Hopefully tomorrow it will be cleared up. We rested this afternoon and plan to have dinner with the group in an hour. Fetya, Josiah, and I laid on the bed and fell asleep. Very sweet. She's still sleeping and I'm beginning to wonder if she may have a hard time getting to bed tonight.
Love to you all!