October 13, 2011

Things To Share

We went into NYC this past weekend. Pictures and stories coming soon.

 I have been loving Pinterest. I have not been on much lately, but I love how I can store recipes and various ideas. So fun! Here's the link to my boards.
                                                      

I read this interesting NY Times article on mixed race families. We get questioned and stared at everywhere we go. Some stares are kind....other stares show disapproval (crazy!!) The boys don't notice at all, though they have been getting some interesting questions lately. In fact, while with a small group of families recently I was asked some interesting questions from the kids. I honestly didn't know how to respond to some of them. One sweet, little girl asked...." so they are your kids forever? They belong to you?".

They are honest and innocent questions. It has shown me that many children don't fully understand adoption. I guess, why would they unless they had first or second hand experience? Often, I am hesitant how to respond because I'm not sure how much their parents want them to know. On the flip side, I can see the look in my boys eyes when the questioning starts.....sort of perplexed...."of course we are theirs forever....they are our parents".

Again, they are understandable questions and I love the opportunity to educate and share. I'm so proud of the fact that we are a family through adoption. Just on my mind.....

7 comments:

Casey // this modern love. said...

Children's questions can be so innocent, but so sincere in what they are trying to figure out. As I always tell you, I admire your family and the way you do it all!

I followed you on Pinterest. I just looked at my boards - please don't judge that 50% of my "food" board is pizza and the other 50% is cookies. :)

xoxoxo

really.truly said...

No judging here, Casey!! Ummm, I'm pretty sure mine is mostly pizza and sweats....yummm!! And, Thank you. You are so sweet (and very inspiring).

Tiffanie said...

I still haven't figured out pinterest. I think it would be something I like, but I just haven't sat down to take the time to figure it out. sigh. maybe one day.

Wendy said...

I love that you have built a family through adoption! There are so many children that need homes and I know your boys are SO loved and love you and G to pieces as well. It's good to educate others....esp. sweet, innocent children. Perplexing as it is.....

Ruth said...

I followed you on Pinterest too. Not sure how interesting my boards will be to you, but hop over and take a look. :D

I'll trying to catch up with you tomorrow, but you may need to remind me of the time zone difference... yet again. Sorry. :-/

Darcie said...

I am on Pinterest too, but just like Tiffanie, haven't sat down to really figure it out. Hopefully I will someday.

Thankful for the innocent questions about adoption...those are the easy ones to answer. ;-)

really.truly said...

I'm still learning pinterest, too. Basically, I find things I like and then repin them. It's really easy. Once you get started it becomes an addiction! Can't wait to see all your boards :)

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