I pulled off a spontaneous dinner party and jam for seven the other night. OK, so I had help prepping and the easiest guests ever. BUT the point is that spontaneous is not in my vocabulary. It is a goal of mine to not need to plan everything, and leave room for surprises. I want to model that to the kids too. In this case a spontaneous invite to one, turned into two because Hassan’s most amazing brother Malik was in town from Los Angeles. They asked me to make sure Eddie could come, and before you know it, we had a big ole party at my house.
Marcel went around the table asking everyone what they were thankful for that night. The answers:
1. Feet to walk around and skip and dance with
2. Buses and planes that bring you to your brother
3. Everyone in the whole wide world
5. This great dinner mommy made
7. Having a family of choice in Portland
Have any Friendsgivings in your plans in the next few weeks? Are you inclined to the planned jam–or the spontaneous flavor? What are you looking forward to?
Just one quick resource to share with you that the fabulous Nancy shared with me yesterday: 30 Adoption Portraits in 30 Days from Chicago Now. I haven’t read them all–but by the looks of it a real range of stories from the triad and beyond. Come back tomorrow to meet my interview partner for the Adoption Blogger Interview Project 2011 unveiling!