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The things kids say {in families that grow through adoption}

The car conversation I will never forget:

Frank: Mom, when will I get to meet my birth mom? Isaac–I was adopted and one day I want to meet my birth mom…my real mom.

Isaac: Frank. Mom is you REAL mom.

Frank: Well, I know–she is NOW.

Me: Frank darlin’–I am your birth mom. You grew in my tummy. I have shown you all those pictures…

Frank: NO! Mommy, I know that’s what you liiiiiike to tell me but I am from the state.

Me: The state?

Frank: The state of GEORGIA. My birth family loved me, but they couldn’t take care of me so they sent me to the state and then you got me.

Me: Hmmmm…Frank is there anything else that you would like to tell me about your birth family?

Frank: MOM. You know more than I do. I was just a baby. You need to tell me more about them.

Me: Frank–I am your birth mom. I carried you in my belly.

Isaac: Yep. She su-WAH did! And she came all the way over to E-fe-opia to push me out of her belly too. She pushed and pushed–and out I popped and then she gave me a cucumber.

Parker: OH man! Mom–they are all mixed up!

Isaac: Ohhhh dat’s right! I had a nudder mom first!

Laney: Yes Isaac! And Frank–you don’t have another mom. But you do have another dad.

Me: WHAT?!?!?

Laney: Frank–you have a Father in heaven…you know that!

Frank: Yes-I know but there aren’t police in heaven.

Isaac: But dare is Cars 2 dare!

Oh my. The conversations you have in your mini van whole running errands when you are a family that has grown through adoption. Love my 5 kids!! They kinda make my day!

Amy - August 7, 2013 - 8:31 am

That absolutely made MY day!!! Oh so funny!!

Candy - August 7, 2013 - 10:06 am

THAT is hilarious! They all definitely know you wanted them whether birthed by you or not. Kids are so funny and delightful.

sarah hurst - August 7, 2013 - 2:10 pm

this is hysterical!! absolutely loved it…thanks for sharing!

jeanne - August 8, 2013 - 11:56 am

Ok, I loved the IG story but the whole story is even better! So cute!

Rebecca - August 10, 2013 - 7:03 am

That is SO funny!! Laughing so hard I’m crying.