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January 15, 2011


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To be honest you sound incredibly over-sensitive about this stuff.

Ann Lynch

You should have dumped the milk! Someday you've got to get creative Kristen and do something out of character - something that will make all your Shanghai Mei Meis proud!


Nice, Kristin


It's interesting that you should write about using the word "get" because I always stumble over it myself when talking about going over to China to, um, get our daughter. Maybe I could say "when we went to China to bring Lily home." That does sound better. :-)

Just found your blog today (via Christina Katz). I still miss China--we were only there for 17 days but I fell in love with it. Will enjoy reading about our second home.


This is awesome! Love it. People do say the stupidest things. But I try to look past it, knowing I've certainly said inappropriate things completely unawares. But great post.

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  • Kristin Bair O'Keeffe

Kristin Bair O'Keeffe
Shanghai, China

I live in Shanghai, China, with my Irish
husband and Vietnamese daughter.
Throughout the past four years, I've
crisscrossed the globe more times than
I can count, and while doing so, have
discovered what a kooky, miraculous,
and lovely place our world is. My experiences
enlighten me, inspire me, and crack me up.