Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Hey Mom

This is what C asked me while we were washing AP in the bath tonight. "If I'm adopted, too, why don't my eyes look like hers?" Wow....I am always ready to answer adoption questions. I want the kiddos to understand as much as they can as they grow and their understanding changes. We talk openly and freely about where we are all from at our house. What surprised me about his question was that he already noticed her eyes? To me, they don't even look different, but I am her mother. But C has already noticed the differences in their appearances. We had a long talk about people looking different in different countries. We talked about how beautiful her brown eyes are and his blonde hair. I asked him what "adopted" means just to see if his answer had changed, and it had. He said "it means you picked special kids". He's exactly right...

8 comments:

Jackie said...

OMG...what a touching post ;)

(I saw that you tagged me...I haven't forgotten ;)

Tapsalteerie said...

C is such a sweet soul :) I love his explanation of "adopted."

Deanna Williams said...

Be sure to tell him that God told you where to find your very special children and you listened to God and went far, far away to other countries to get them and bring them home. It is so important to listen to God !

You and your family are such blessings to my life. I love you !

Permission to Mother said...

I wandered over form Nikki's blog... that's a great story... I love a child's perspective.
Denise

TheHappyNeills said...

Ran across your blog...we have 2 bio young'uns and are adopting 2 from Kyrgyzstan...I'm excited to read more of your blog! Feel free to stop by ours when you get a chance! :)

TheHappyNeills said...

oh, and your son's explanation was AWESOME! *tears*!

Gen & John said...

I love it!! I hope to follow your footsteps in helping our babes get adoption!!! What a sweetheart of a brother who is very detailed oriented!! I also love your new pics on your blog post and the deco!!! When I get through the Christmas dinner I'll have to sign up with her:)

Daddy Bob said...

C and AP are so special indeed. C is always thinking!