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.....