Oh my GAWD I forgot to tell you what happened to us this weekend in regards to MORE stupid comments from stupid people regarding our daughter who is far smarter than any of these people at the tender age of 10 months old.
We were all at a restaurant having a nice Sunday lunch. The kids at the next table kept saying, "Two babies! Look! They have two babies!"
The mom looked over and her eyes got wide as she looked from Avalon to Juna.
What did she say next?
"How much did she cost?"
Here's the thing. I'm just recently back from China. I'm still in that glowing honeymoon phase where I think I can help educate people about China and about adoption. I somehow think that maybe if I'm polite and positive to these people, I might actually help to educate them. Maybe I can be the person to open their minds a little bit. Maybe they will go on to tell someone of their encounter with us and share what they have learned.
And then the sugar plum fairies danced and fuzzy bunnies hopped around and lollipops fell from the clouds.
When am I going to wake up and realize that some people are called idiots for a reason. They were born an idiot, raised an idiot, and will die... an idiot.
So I'm doing my positive rehashing of our story and the lady interrupts me and asks, "Yeah, so how much maternity leave did you swing with this deal?"
I told her I stay at home and she looked dead bored with THAT answer. She turned back to her family and we all finished our meals.
In the end as we walked out of the restaurant, I did hear her say, "What a nice thing those people did."
I plan on keeping my cool with everyone we meet. I plan on being positive and helping to open some minds out there. I feel like I somehow represent the China adoption community now in my very small way and I want to be the best representative I can be.
So I'll be nice, but then I'll come here and make fun of them in my blog.
I can only be so nice for so long.