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.