Saturday we left for our next destination. Marie, our awesome rep in Chongqing prepped Maisie well with what to expect during the day's travels. There were a few minor snags, but in light of Maisie's behavior and response to us, we are still blessed beyond measure.
We had to board the plane from the outside. The transition and jet noise was too much for her and she started screaming to go back inside. When things like this happen, I panic a little with all the stares I feel on me wondering if others think I am kidnapping her or something. Thankfully once inside the plane, she calmed down and seemed excited for the ride.
|Saying goodbye to our CCAI guide Marie|
There have been many positives with adopting a 4 year old. However, there is something that occasionally happens that can make us squirm. While on the plane, the flight attendant poured Maisie some juice at my request. A while later, Maisie stood up in her seat and started yelling something across the plane over and over. I tried to quiet her to no avail until I finally stuffed a lollipop in her mouth. When they came back later, I got her some more juice which seemed to be what she wanted, so hopefully nothing embarrassing was yelled for all to hear.
|Park near our hotel|
|Folding paper airplanes|
As we were settling in to the hotel, I looked down and Maisie was folding paper airplanes spot on. I smiled thinking this was a "skill" her brothers probably taught that she can now know for life!