Driving home from ballet we go through an older neighborhood with huge houses and beautifully manicured lawns. Many houses have fall and/or Halloween decorations up. We were oohing and ahhing over the decorations, with smart-aleck Zoe correcting me when I said, "Look at the Halloween decorations at that house," to point out that they really only had "FALL decorations."
Then Zoe says, "Guess what my favorite holiday is."
Going for the seasonal, I hazarded, "Halloween?" Nope.
Going for the loot, I said, "Christmas?" Nope.
Going for the culture, I said, "Chinese New Year?" Nope.
"Then what?" I asked.
"Gotcha Day!" Zoe exclaimed.
I had to know, "Really? Why is that?"
Zoe had an instant response, "Because it makes me happy!"
I asked Zoe later if she wanted to go back to calling our first-meeting-day "Gotcha Day," reminding her that she didn't like that phrase when she was little. "Should we keep calling it Family Day?" I asked.
"No, that's kind of confusing," Zoe says. "Confusing how?" I ask.
"Because I have a regular family here and a birth family in China," she says.
So we're on the lookout for a new name for our Gotcha/Forever Family/First-Meeting/Love-at-First-Sight Day. Any suggestions?