Baby Talk

Published Date: November 11th, 2008
Category: Weekly Thought


Today I had my very first parent-teacher conference. I really was not sure what to expect as I still feel too young too actually have to sign up for parent-teacher conferences. But all in all it went well. Until his teacher said those magic words:


“Oh, there was one thing that G said last week that I wanted to ask you about outside of the classroom.”


Oh dear. Did he rat me out and tell his teacher that I say the word “stupid” insanely too much? Did he tell her that his favorite TV show is Beverly Hills 90210? Or that maybe his favorite song is Rihanna’s “Don’t Stop the Music?”


Oh no. None of these horrible family secrets. He just told his teacher that we were buying a baby.


Seriously. That one woke me up out of my not-enough-coffee-yet morning coma.


His teacher nicely laughed and went on to say that she recalled that we were thinking of adoption in the future (which we are) and wondered if we were taking the next steps (which we did), and so we all laughed about it and I vehemently confirmed that we were indeed NOT going to buy a baby on the Black Market and that we were DEFINITELY going through all the proper channels.


I am sure there are hundreds of books on how to talk to your biological child about adopted siblings, but in our usual make-it-up-as-you-go-along parenting fashion, when G asked us one day if he was going to get a baby like all of his best buddies who have younger sisters and brothers, we told him the truth and said that hopefully he would “get a baby,” but that our baby would be coming from another lady’s belly from another country. And if that country was able to give us a baby, great. And if that country could not give us a baby, that was okay as well.


To which he cunningly replied,


“If the country can give us a baby, great. If not, that’s okay. We’ll get a puppy.”


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