China: That time we got into a Chinese automobile accident
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We have had a great couple of days here in Ashby’s birth city of Xi’an. When we arrived here several days ago, they told us that this was a very important historical city but kind of small…only 8 million people. There are a lot of people over here in China.
Our new little routine is this: we eat breakfast and then head out to site see until 1 or 2. Then we come back to the hotel and Ashby takes a nap while the rest of us unwind with a movie, book or something else quiet. Then, Ashby wakes up and we play until dinner. After dinner, we walk to a local ice cream shop for dessert. This has been our routine every day in Xi’an and I don’t see it changing. It’s working out really well.
Yesterday, Smith asked me to watch a movie with him and “sit still the whole time and not get up”. Smith has quickly stepped into the middle child role and is missing his mommy time. Kensington has become a HUGE help and pretty much stayed the same, so far, Ashby is a breeze but Smith…he’s been pushing my buttons and has been extra clingy. Sweet boy…we’ll figure this all out together.
Anyway, while we were watching the movie yesterday, I heard Kensington and Ashby doing this…
After this, we loaded up with our driver (that the adoption agency set up for us this week) and headed to see the Terracotta Warriors. It was about an hour drive to see the museum and right as we were about to arrive…we got into a little car accident. A motorcyclist ran right into the side of our van. Thankfully, everyone was okay (although the poor motorcyclist had a pretty big gash on his head and my kids kept saying “oh my gosh, his face is bleeding”…which it was). Our driver and the motorcyclist started yelling at each other (in Chinese, of course, but yelling…sounds like yelling no matter which language you speak) about whose fault it was (so we were told later) and our driver said he couldn’t move our van, so the five of us were told to get out right in the middle of the intersection (and if you’ve ever seen a Chinese intersection…you know how terrifying they are when you’re in a car much less walking through one!).
Needless to say, all is well after the excitement. Thank you Lord.
Now listen, I had no idea what the Terracotta Warrior Museum would be like but I can honestly say, it was AMAZING. Hands-down, this was my kids’ favorite site seeing day by far!