The plumbing works.

Today was another visit with Jackson.  It’s Saturday, so there is a different staff that works at the orphanage.  I think that they are more like babysitters on the weekend.  We gave Jackson crackers like usual, and we gave him a jar of baby food and a spoon.  He went to town on the baby food!  He can feed himself, which is typical of orphans.  They are usually given a plate of food and have a short amount of time to eat it before it is taken away, so learning to use utensils is a skill of survival.  He is so cute though when he uses a spoon because he concentrates so hard on it!

There weren’t any nurses in the room with us, but there was this VERY old lady who takes care of the orphanage on the weekend.  She wasn’t very nice and she kept saying “American”.  She also yelled at Jackson and really got in his face.  He wouldn’t make eye contact with her!  We talked to the other American family who we ride to the orphanage with and they said they had the same experience when she came into the room and the dad actually told her to go away!  Don’t worry little buddy, we’ll break you free from that place soon!

After that, we soon learned that the weekend staff did not put a diaper on him like the regular staff did during the week.  Indeed the plumbing does work!  Jackson is “forced potty trained”.  At certain times of the day, all the kids have to sit down on buckets and once they go to the bathroom, they are allowed to get up and go onto the next activity.  Kind of like house breaking a dog, in a sad sort of way.  So, he is not able to communicate with us when he needs to go sit on the bucket and he got a little wet today.  Once the old lady saw this, she quickly whisked him away and muttered something about “American”.  And that ended our visitation.

Here’s an adorable video of Jackson’s laugh:

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5 responses to “The plumbing works.”

  1. Family & Friends Avatar
    Family & Friends

    I hope you don’t mind that Nic and Emily sent me your blog. Love watching the videos and seeing the pictures. I will be praying for you and your new family member. I hope all goes well. Be safe and God bless!

    Jill Fisher

  2. Family & Friends Avatar
    Family & Friends

    Oh Lindsey and Scott, I know I really love Jackson, I just want him home and safe, and loved and cared for by you two …. I am praying so hard that things continue to go smooth and that the time will pass fast and all 3 of you will be home soon …. we miss you and we Love you …. Mom and Dad H … we can’t get this last video to work 🙁

  3. Scott Avatar

    Jill, not a problem at all! I’m glad you are enjoying the blog 🙂 Thank you for the nice comments, we are so anxious to bring him home!

    Mom and Dad – The video works now! I had to reupload it.

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    Family & Friends

    Dad and I just got to see the video, no wonder little Jackson wet his pants,LOL …. his laugh is so sweet, he is such a happy little man. …. We just came from your place, and I will mail your gas bill tomorrow. ….. Church this morning was real nice, Craig talked a little about adoption and where you and Lindsey were at and what you were doing to all the members, it was so nice. He showed the first 2 pictures you had together with him on the big screen, everyone is thinking about and praying for all 3 of you. So many of your friends asked about you both and Jackson, they want to know how things are going and when you will be home. John(who always sits in front of us) said Jackson looks like a little “Dennis the Menace” and that you two will have your hands full, LOL. ….. Will try to get you later I have to start packing some more … we love you …. Mom and Dad H

  5. Scott Avatar

    I’m glad you enjoyed the video! 🙂 It’s exciting to see how many people are excited for us. We can’t wait to come home! Love, Scott & Lindsey