James and I painted, the three of us took turns playing catch, and we packed some of his stuff and gave him his shark pillow pet that the kids picked out for him. He seemed to like it, but Diane told him to leave it in our room. She told him that tomorrow is boat and plane day, and he was very excited. I was not sure if he understood that she wasn't coming too, but he was very excited anyway. I was expecting tears from him when he realized she was staying home. He's still not interested in any physical affection from me, but when the social workers came at lunchtime, he did hide behind me. I'm not really sure why they came. They didn't bring any papers to sign or anything. They just came, had lunch with us, and left. For lunch Diane ordered a pizza, which James really liked. But I have to tell you, it was pretty...non-American pizza-ish. The sauce they use is very sweet, and they don't have real cheese, just this Velveeta type stuff. I'm interested to see what he thinks of my homemade pizza! She also made pancit, or a very Americanized version of it anyway. He gobbled that up too, and so did I! It was basically ramen noodles with carrots, chinese cabbage, and this other vegetable, I think it's called cayote. (I've actually bought it at Bottom Dollar before, but I didn't see any when I was there the other day.)
Later after nap time, James was watching tv. I sat in the chair next to him and he got up and moved to another chair. A minute later Jason came in and James patted the chair next to him for Jason to sit on. He also wanted Jason to pick up him often. By this point I was really getting frustrated, even though I had prepared myself for the possibility of it happening that way. Being prepared didn't make it any easier to deal with! It was still raining when we went to bed that night, and the waves were crashing away. It would have been so relaxing had I not been so stressed about leaving the next day!!
These pictures really don't do justice to how strong the waves were.