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16
Nov

The 10 Most Ridiculous Questions & Comments

Unfortunately, almost all of these were asked in the presence of the children.

{Insert eye roll.}

NUMBER TEN
Q: Is this a birthday party?
A: Ummmmm…nope, just a family.

NUMBER NINE
Q: (Tapping on the window to our van) Is this the shuttle to Disneyland?
A: Sorry…the shuttle is full.

NUMBER EIGHT
Q: (From a painter painting their bedrooms) When do the parents come pick up their children (referring to our family being a daycare)?
A: Usually they just leave them here. (He was so confused.)

NUMBER SEVEN
Q: You have how many kids? Don’t you know how they are made?
A: Wellllll…we thought they just appeared every time a bell rings.

NUMBER SIX
Q: (LITERALLY IN FRONT OF THE KIDS) So…which ones are adopted and which ones are foster?
A: (All in my head) Did your daughter come out vaginally, or c-section? Natural or with drugs? Did you take fertility drugs? How much pregnancy weight did you gain?

NUMBER FIVE
Q: So you couldn’t have kids of your OWN????
A: Exactly, so we are leasing these ones.

NUMBER FOUR
Q: That’s so sad, why couldn’t their parents keep them? (Yes, again, in front of the children.)
A: Come on munchkins, let’s go!

NUMBER THREE
Q: Are they all your’s?
A: No, I picked that one up on the corner.

NUMBER TWO
Q: How many of your children are black now? **may have been a family member
A: I haven’t checked our family census lately. Also, what the…

NUMBER ONE
MY PERSONAL FAVE: (people counting out loud and pointing)
A: Smile and wave kids! **Usually, one of them yells “TWELVE!!!”**

LESSON: Breathe. Be kind. Think before you speak. Breathe again.

 

Kate Hursh

Foster/Adoptive Mom

2 Responses

  1. mike snowden

    I was asked at church in front of everyone what nationality is your new little girl, is she an “Indian” or a “Mexican”, my reply was she was born in Phoenix so the last time I had checked that makes her an American. They then had the nerve to say to me “oh you know what I mean”, my reply was no I don’t what nationality are you.

    1. KVehon

      It still amazes me some of the comments that take place. Our hope is that this blog series will bring awareness of the need to be more selective with what is said to others.

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