Silliness is highly underrated. I know I sure like it. Here are some excellent articles on being silly with your adopted child to bring joy into parenting. It can become a daily drudge when your child is constantly defying you, putting you down and ridiculing you. So laugh together!!
http://www.pactadopt.org/press/articles/laughter.html - article on how to be silly together
http://www.theraplay.org/articles/94_sp_Activities.htm - silly games to play one on one with your child, especially for younger child or even older child who is emotionally delayed
http://www.attachment.org/happinessmeter.htm - taking care of your own sillinesshttp://www.attachment.org/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=attachment&Product_Code=G99W&Category_Code=BOOKCHALL - book on fun parenting
We don't have to always be serious, therapeutic or perfect. Sometimes we can just be .......fun.