There is yet another delay with the adoption. It seems the birthmother has to sign the passport application (though I do not understand why, since she is no longer a legal guardian) and the Taiwan social worker has been unable to arrange a meeting for this to happen. Until she signs this paper we will not be assigned a travel date. Can I just say how much this sucks? Seriously. There is no idea how long this could take. Our agency said “this is very unusual”. Hasn’t everything in our case been unusual? Unusually complicated? Unusually long? Unusually frustrating? I appreciate my daughters want to be unique and all but sweetheart, please knock it off!
So the ticker that says we will meet M in such and such a time is not valid. But I refuse to change it for now.
I have been up late into the night also doing more curriculum research for homeschooling. Have you ever looked at these programs and seen how much they cost? A very large portion of them fall somewhere between $600-1100. For one year of school. Are you kidding me? Thank goodness they at least have payment plans, cause that price is insane. And the choices for picking a program, completely overwhelming and confusing. I think I am in 3 groups/forums for curriculum review now. It’s not helping. Most people use a bit of this program and a bit of that, which sounds great (because generally, that’s a cheaper option to pick and choose). But what about the person who has never done this before? The full curriculum choices are by far the most expensive ones. But they have everything, books, answer keys, teaching manuals, one even includes a blow up globe and scissors and crayons. Sigh. Maybe I should just do that whole unschool thing – whatever happens during the course of a day is considered school.
Think watching the Cars movie will count?