Friday, August 13, 2010

Finished the Room!

Okay, I finally pretty much finished Mason and Gianluca's room.
Mason says it looks like a girls college dorm room. What do you think?

I have way too much on my plate and I'm feeling the stress of it for sure. I have to finish cleaning the house, finish all my classes for this quarter, go to a birthday party tonight for my sister and my brother-in-law who are both turning 40 and then tomorrow we finally meet Gianluca and bring him home.

I have to admit I'm nervous. You want so much for your student to feel at home, not like a house guest, but like this is their home. You have no idea if there will be a good connection until you actually meet. I know I'm a good person, but how do I know Gianluca will like me and my family? I have no idea why I am feeling so insecure about it, but hopefully tomorrow all of my fears will be lifted and we'll adjust well. I have heard from Gianluca's AFS "Auntie" Valerie who says he is such a sweet boy. She adores him. So there you! I adore her, and if she likes him then I know I'll like him.

I'm really enjoying reading all the AFS hosting blogs. Keep up the good work people and I hope your initial adjustment period goes well.


  1. Nina, do you mind if I steal him? He seems in my brief 2 days with him to be a total doll. Such a sweetie! I'm sure he will love living with you and having that awesome room. :)
    Can't wait to hear how everything goes tomorrow and throughout the year!

  2. Thanks Molly. I think we overwhelmed him a bit today. He met an awful lot of people and I know I was throwing questions at him left and right! He was a good sport about it, for sure!

    You can steal him anytime. You are always welcome to be another "zia". Valerie was so amazing today. I'm so glad that we will have her as a part of our family now.