There comes a time during every adoption trip when I hit a wall. Today I hit that wall headfirst. I am tired of traveling and I am ready to come home.
I’m tired of living out of a suitcase.
I’m tired of having to use bottled water to brush my teeth.
I’m tired of having to be quiet after 8:30 p.m. because our son is asleep in a crib next to us in our small hotel room.
I’m tired of having to eat out for every meal.
I’m tired of having my favorite websites blocked (including my blog and facebook).
I’m tired of hard beds.
I’m tired of no ice cubes in drinks.
I’m tired of having to give virtual hugs and kisses through a computer screen to our children at home.
I’m tired of having to haggle over the price of every single thing I want to buy.
I’m tired of watching the same movies on HBO/same news on CNN/soccer on ESPN because they are the only channels in English.
I’m tired of wearing the same clothes every single day.
I’m tired of having to figure out the time difference every time I want to call home.
I’m tired of having to reorganize our hotel room every day after housekeeping cleans.
I know I sound like a whiny, spoiled American (and maybe I am a little bit). But we left home 16 days ago, we’ve been here for 15 days, had Pudding with us for 14 days, and I am ready to go home. I’m ready for the soft comfy warmth of my own bed. I’m ready to cook my own food (however bad it may be). I’m ready to do my own laundry and have a choice about what to wear every day. I’m ready to have all four of my children with me at the same time.
Don’t get me wrong…this trip has been the experience of a lifetime. We’ve had an amazing time and this has been, by far, the easiest of all of our adoption trips. We have are so blessed to have such a beautiful, happy little boy. We are so happy we’ve been able to spend so much time in our son’s homeland. We met some wonderful people and have made some incredible memories. We will have nothing but good things to say about our time here. But right now, at this moment, I am tired and want to come home.