Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Story Telling

G expressed a slight interest in books the other day...

So, we experienced our first story time at the public library. Big thanks to Joanna for the suggestion!

Luckily it's only 30 minutes for this age group, which is perfect because at precisely the 22 minute mark the melt downs began spreading around the room. I so enjoyed today with Gadisa. Granted, he only napped for 40 minutes total today when he usually naps for 3 hours. I have no idea how he kept going all day, but we had a great time together today. Being out and about, getting cooed over by college girls, staying out much later than normal then getting slap happy because he was so delirious from exhaustion. And the laundry that I do on Wednesdays each week...sits next to the washer unfinished. I wouldn't have it any other way!

I wrote his name on his name tag at story time and it got me thinking about his name. Having a birth name and a name we have given him is really confusing. He's always been Gadisa to us since he was referred, but I absolutely love the name Oliver. It's such a strong, classic, beautiful name and I want to use it more. Do I introduce him as Gadisa or as Oliver? I have done both and then have to go into the whole "Well, his full name is Oliver Gadisa Lyric...Gadisa is his Ethiopian name"...and that whole deal. I feared this would happen with naming him. I suppose it will just be one of those things we get used to, but will always confuse everyone else. Still, I think I will use Oliver more so he becomes accustomed to both. Sorry, G...that's what happens when you have an indecisive mama. Poor kid!


  1. hey can we double date next time?

  2. I think you should introduce him as Oliver Gadisa. There are lots of people who use their first and middle name in their daily life. And the two together sound cool and it isn't that long. He and his friends will be familiar with both. (Or you could use both when he is in trouble. My mom always called me Kristina Lea Ann when I was in trouble. ask Josh if he remembers that.) I love reading your blog. It makes me feel like I am part of your daily lives. Tell Ollie G aunt Kristi misses him!

  3. YAY! I'm glad you guys went. Let's all go together next week! :)

  4. I think Kristi's idea is good. I find myself going back and forth as well because I think both names fit him so well and they are both so adorable!

  5. I'm rather partial to Ollie G! sweet!

    love the first library story time! so fun and good to get out with other mamas! If you and Rebecca go together you'll have to give each other a big hug from me!