A survey came in my email box from our adoption agency. It was a quick ten minute survey on how the agency did, in my humble opinion. I gave them a good grade, but I lied. It was the age group thing again. They were grouped: 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49….. see the problem??? Had I taken the survey two weeks ago, I would have been in the same age bracket with my husband… the one that started with 40. But NOOOOOO! I took the survey today… and lied.
I justified my lying, however, and I’m okay with it. I’m a bit emotionally spent at the moment…. and all with due reason: tomorrow marks our fourth month home with Nora, our Colombian princess; I started a new eating plan (talk about stress); there is one month left of homeschooling… and we’re not going to be done…. in fact I scrapped half of it a week or two ago and we’re just doing the basics (adding homeschool mom guilt); my daughter leaves for Africa in one month; we just passed tax season (this doesn’t stress me out at all, but it certainly does my husband); I spent the last two days on field trips with high school girls. Bam!
If there had have been a “45 and 2 weeks” category, I might have been okay with that. But there wasn’t. It was the 4-ty-NINE in the same grouping that I had a problem with. Instead of tears, I checked 40-44. And I’m okay with that.