July 29th, 2016

eurydice james: pepperlandgirl4

Our family grew today

We got up at five this morning so we could get to the airport on time to pick up our exchange student, who is now here, safely ensconced in our house. She's absolutely adorable. She's also tall, lol. More than ever, I'm the shortie in the family.

She's leaving with Alicia first thing in the morning, however. They're going to Santa Cruz for a camping trip with the leadership program from school. Then on Monday, I'll take her in to get registered for all her classes. She doesn't get much of a break, but she's so eager to throw herself into everything I don't think it's much of a problem. Turns out, one of the three kids in the area who arrived today has already had a falling out with his host family. Our poor coordinator has him staying at her house while she tries to find another family. Obviously, she didn't go into detail about whatever the conflict was, but I don't envy her position. It must be awful.

The funniest thing was when we got to talking briefly about politics. The one thing her father wanted her to find out was whether or not we supported Trump. She was very relieved when I expressed our very negative opinion of the man, lol.

I'm exhausted. I didn't sleep great because I was so worried about making a good first impression. Overreaction, of course, but now I'm dragging so I better call it a night.