We watched Sesame Street this morning, all three of us on the couch (I love vacation!). During Elmo's World, a little girl and her mother visited the museum to see dinosaur bones. Zoe said about the girl, "She looks Chinese!" She did -- and her mother was Caucasian. Maya said, "They made their family like ours." I agreed that that was likely, and Zoe said, "You're not my family. I'm just visiting!"
She was speaking jokingly, so I did, too, doing my "you can't get rid of us that easily -- we're a family forever" thing. "No," she replied, "I'm just visiting forever, Mrs. Seymore. I'll come over every day." Come over from where, I ask, half expecting her to say "China." Nope -- "From Zachary's house!" [Zachary is a school friend who lives on our block.]
Then a clear subject change, as Zoe started silly rhymes along with Abby Cadaby. . . .
The Angrier Adoptee, part 1
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