Lately, I just wear my Adoptive Mom Armor and charge right in to the gauntlet of adoption questions from my children. I joke, but, you have to. A sense of humor is required for this job. Anytime they ask if they can have "a private talk" at bedtime with me, I excuse myself briefly and run into my room, take a deep breath and then.....head back bedside. I am not nervous about their questions, I just like to be relaxed when we have these talks. As I said at the beginning, he is very smart and difficult to give vague answers to. With him, I must be prepared for 20 questions and bucket loads of why's.
His favorite game to play with me is LIFE. Ironically, that was my favorite board game as a child. It is one of his top two favorites, Monopoly being the other. So, the other night he asks me, "where would I be if Daddy and you didn't show up to adopt me?". I said,, "there would have been another very nice family who would have adopted you". He says, "but, they wouldn't have been the right family for me for my whole life, and where would my brothers and my sister be?"
I told you this gets complicated.
|One of my many blessings in the game of LIFE|