Monday, February 1, 2010

"Oh-she's adopted!"

It is funny. I remember going out with Kayley...I think I was at Joann's or Hobby Lobby or one of those craft stores...and a really sweet lady approached me, looked in the stroller and said. "Oh! What a beautiful baby! "
And what did I do?
I immediately blurted out, "Oh! She's adopted!"

Seriously? Why did I do that? LOL!

I think, at the time, I felt like I HAD to tell people the truth. Like I owed it to them or something. Hmmm... In fact, it seems like I felt that maybe, if I had given birth...that MY biological baby would not be nearly as cute...and that I felt like I had to confess that I was not the reason she was cute. I don't know... It was almost as though I wanted to say, "She's a really pretty baby...probably because she looks absolutely nothing like me!"

Looking back I remember, as soon as I blurted out that response my cheeks burned. What a dumb thing to say! Why couldn't I just say thank you and move on? That lady didn't really want know anything about me or Kayley...nor did I owe her an explanation of WHY my baby was so cute. I am a strong advocate of adoption, and I love to tell my stories, but sometimes, it is ok to just bask in the glory of the moment and say,
"Yeah, she is really cute...I love her a lot....thanks for staring and sharing!"

Oh, well... Live and learn.

So, I was at the store the other day...and a lady said "What a beautiful baby!"
And my response was, "Thank you! We think so too!"

That was a lot easier.


Anna said...

I've done the same thing for the same reasons. Now when someone compliments my boys I say thank you and move on.

Mandy @ The Party of 3 said...

I am guilty too....I am the same now when people say "Where did she get those beautiful curls from" Sierra normally says "OH FROM CALIFORNIA!" LOL

Just Believing said...

Love it! I feel that too sometimes like I am hiding the truth and therefore lying but really people don't care! They just love and admire the little beautiful babies we have!

Debbie B said...

I've done the same thing. I even think about it still when people say how beautiful she is. But you're right just saying we think so too is a much easier response.