Lullabies from the homeland

Sad little Soph and mom, just outside her orphanage and just before we whisked her away, onto the bus and back to the hotel.

I’m getting ready to hand over my old pink iPod nano to Soph, because: a) she’s a big girl now and likes to listen to our music and also sleepy music at night time. b) I need to use her old clunky Windows-based MP3 player for little sister and it’s got a lot of great lullabies on it.

One of the albums on the player takes me back to the very first days we were home from China with Soph, and many nights since. I bought the CD Asian Dreamland at a kid’s store before going overseas and I had a ton of music all ready and loaded so she’d have music to listen to once she was in her new room, with her new family. A series that I also really like is the

Yesterday I spent some time searching for kid’s music from Thailand but didn’t have any luck. So I’ll have to source out some other type of Thai relaxation music for our new little one, who’s waiting for us in Bangkok right now. She will be turning 2 in December and I’m really hoping that we can travel to Thailand in December to bring her home for Christmas AND her birthday, otherwise we’ll have to wait until January.

I find it really interesting that Soph and her new sister have so much in common, despite their countries of birth. They were/are both 77cm tall at the time we received their referrals (pictures, profile, and mountain of adoption paperwork), we received both of the girl’s referrals in October and their birthdays are within less than 2 months of each other. And, providing we can go in December, we would have brought both girls home just in time for their first Christmas in Canada.

Anyway, If you’re looking for some familiar homeland music for your adopted little one, consider Asian Dreamland. I like listening to it myself. It’s very relaxing. A portion of the sales of Putumayo Kids music is donated to the Worldwide Orphans Foundation, “in support of their efforts to enrich the lives and enhance the well-being of children living in orphanages throughout Asia and the rest of the world.”

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