Tuesday, October 28, 2008

My perspective--a teenager's point of view (Austin)

I know, I know you are all probably thinking "Oh a teenager, he'll probably be negative just to disagree with everyone else." However, I am special. I know how important it is to my mom that I write about my perspective to help reinforce the decision to adopt. Personally, I think that we are a perfectly suited family for another boy. Like my dad said, we live in a boy paradise!!! Everyone in our family is what most people would consider, ADHD. I guess most young boys are. Our family is on the move 24/7. People are constantly asking how do you find time for everything. I bet if we wanted to, we could set a world record for "least amount of rest/relaxation." Although, when the rare moment of relaxation comes, I am so bored, I don't know what to do with myself. If all boys are like I am, we are the perfect family for young boys. Anyway, as everyone else has mentioned we have an exchange student named Xiao, which helped us decide we liked having a big family. Xiao (our exchange student) is the perfect one for us. He is always going and never stops. My opinion about the whole adopting idea is that I think it would be good for our family, especially for Connor. Connor is always fighting to be the center of attention all the time, and I think that it would be good for Connor to have a little brother that wants to be the center of attention. I think the whole "center of attention" idea comes from being the youngest in the family, which would be good for Connor not to be the youngest any more. I also think that it would be good for Connor because I am always picking on him (he deserves it) and it will teach Connor that I beat him up for a reason, when he gets annoyed with his little brother. About the fact that he won't know English. Well, surprisingly, I think it's cool. We would all get to learn a new language. To tell you the truth, after living with Connor for nine years, I am pretty excited to adopt. I think that adopting a boy would be an excellent experience for all of us.


Anonymous said...

If your family does end up getting the boy who is deaf, have you given any thought to looking into getting a cochlear implant for him? Would he be a candidate? It could create an even more interesting experience for all of you. Also, if he is younger than he will probably pick up on ASL quickly, but be aware that sign language is different in every country. What an exciting journey! Good Luck! ~Sarah

Camila said...

I love the way you always what to help somebody, I'm very proud of all of you, specially the kids.. I was very impressed when I was reading their thoughts.. I just think they got too big in a very short time.. I'm glad you guys are doing that and I hope everything goes well and I hope to see as soon as possibe pictures of that lucky kid.
Love you all

your daughter, sister and friend
Camila =)