The husband and I discussed adoption plans again today. For the first time it seemed like we were having a conversation about something that could actually happen. Maybe because the evil mother-in-law has gotten a job and so is one step closer to moving out. It feels like we put our lives entirely on hold from the minute she set foot in this house. It isn’t technically impossible to adopt with another person living in the house but anyone over the age of 18 has to go through all the paperwork and interviews just like the potential parents. Neither the husband or I are close enough to his mother to want to go through this with her. It would be like opening up everything to a total stranger besides requiring us to spend inordinate amounts of time with her.

Today we discussed plans for finishing the upstairs so the kid has a place to live and how to pay for the adoption. Normally the husband starts on his “we’ll be rich soon” speech. If I had a nickel for every time I heard that we would be rich. But I yelled at him for not talking sense and he actually settled down and discussed it rationally. Maybe that is also part of what made it seem more real. He seems more focused on it.

We are looking to adopt from India. I just started working with a vet from India so we have been having Hindi Word of the Day. I’m learning my animal words first. I didn’t tell her why I wanted to learn Hindi at first because I didn’t know how she would feel about me adopting from India. But we have talked about it and she is all for it. The only flaw in this plan is that with my luck the kid will probably be from a non-Hindi speaking area.

I can’t wait to get started. I’m dying to kick the evil mother-in-law out so we can get our lives back.