There are unique challenges to adding a child to your family at the age of 3 years old instead of as a newborn, but also unique joys!
With my other 3 kids, many of their firsts happened when they were too young to really appreciate them, like airplane rides and zoo trips and Target shopping. So, we never got to see their real reaction to the cool thing, by the time they were old enough to really communicate, the thing was old hat, exciting, yes, but not first-time-in-my-life-to-do-this kind of enthusiasm.
But my 4th child, who joined our family as a 3 year old from an orphanage in Ethiopia, well, there are tons of firsts that it's been so fun to experience with her.
Like this past weekend and her first ever carousel ride! (Not too many carousels in Ethiopia, probably not any at all!)
Her face says it all!
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