Well we have had Li Lin for about four and a half months now and overall she is doing quite well. It is interesting how her food tastes are morphing. Once in a while I make traditional Chinese food like dumplings. Last week I made some and instead of the usual soy sauce on them she asked for...KETCHUP! Talk about an Asian-North American fusion meal! I gave her the red stuff as requested but thought, Yikes! What will my Chinese friends think when they see her eating this?
She truly lives with a foot in both of her cultures. Today she told me in Mandarin, "I am grandma and grandpa's (foster grandparents) little girl and I am your little girl." So cute. Her English is improving daily and with that comes a better ability to express herself.