He turned 5 today. This cannot be so, right? Just a second ago he was 11 months old and we all were still adjusting to the whole new situation.
At 5, Lillebror can: all kinds of acrobatics tricks, teached by older brothers; read and write, um his approach to grammatics is a bit complicated, but we are working on it - anyway, when he writes about sheep it does not say "crocodiles"; tell several Bible stories; understand German as it is spoken on TV; some words in English, teached by older brothers; be cute and kind. He cannot: ride a bike; eat his dinner - or any other food - without trying to skip it; control his giggles; clean up children's room because there are too many things to play with.
He loves penguins, math, swimming, being silly, strawberry jam, gummy bears and pumpkin coconut cake. And Daddy ... and Granny ... and Mommy, too. I hope. :)
He shows no signs of RAD or FAS, he is just utterly spoiled by Granny. His constant ear infections have ceased a bit and his heart will hopefully grow strong without any surgery - it is getting better, anyway.
I am happy with the way he is. He is still homeschooled and will be at least until he turns seven. He has heard stories about the "Other Mommy" and orphanage, but he does not know any other way of living than with us, and I am his only "real Mom".