all about she she sheshe's here now, I mean, on the outside. Clare, Sol's and Levi's first cousin on their mom's side. I'm so proud of you Jen! Congratulations Brent! I am sick to see her!
We also have news regarding our baby girl, Sol. Even at 3 and so grown up, she needs to know she'll always be mom's first baby. In the past month we have made some progress toward our legal status with Sol. First, we were able to get Sol a birth certificate, which we had thought was going to be a problem because Sol was born at home.
But God is good and we now have a birth certificate. Last Friday we were scheduled to have a home visit, during which the judge in charge of children was to interview us. Unfortunately, the judge had to be in court regarding a case of child abuse and was unable to make the home visit. He sent a social worker and a psychologist in his place to interview us.
I just knew (and had mentally prepared) that because we were foreigners our interviewers would probably hold us to a different standard and that they were bound, at some point, to tell us something hondiculous.
For those of you unfamiliar with the vernacular, Hondiculous is a cultural occurance in which a Honduran says or does something ridiculous.
I will get to that in a minute, but let's just say my goal was just to make sure that by the end of the interview, we had gotten on their good side to insure a favorable report. And, to cut the suspense, all went well.
Just want to mention one particularly outrageous Hondiculous moment.
The psychologist asked me to give an example of something, and you know how you can never think of a great example under pressure... anyway, I told the psychologist that we have rules (gasp) regarding the sofa. Sol knows to take off her shoes before she gets on the couch, because shoes are dirty (and muddy during the rainy season.) Sol obeys that rule really well. But, we also have a rule about not jumping on the couch, the rationale being, obviously, safety, especially since we have very hard ceramic tile floors. Sol's not so great at remembering that rule.
Psychologist response: "You should really consider letting Sol jump on the couch, you know, it's good for muscle development."
Oh, I said, I usually just take her outside.
No, he doesn't have kids.
Hondiculous, I know.