We took Nolan out to eat for his birthday yesterday. Our waiter started an interesting conversation...wait for it, here it comes....."Are They All Yours?"..."Yes, They are all Ours!"(didn't feel like elaborating or that it was any of his business). He leaves to fill our drink order and returns... wait, wait...it gets so much better, "Do you foster or something?" "NO,They are all Ours"..."Oh, so you adopted or something like that".."Yes, 3 of our children are adopted"...no getting past the fact that they look different from us and our 3 bio children. But wait... the conversation takes an even more interesting turn....
Waiter: "I'm Adopted....great when I was a little kid, when I got older,Not so much!" "I found my birth mom about 4 yrs ago, and we moved here together."
Brad and I just nod our head... and the whole time I'm thinking...He is saying this out loud in front of my chidren...Mandy is very aware and questions about her birth mother all the time. My kiddos will likely never know their birth parents... still all I do is nod my head. He is telling us this ...Why?...still all I do is nod my head. He obviously has issues about his adoption. I want to ask more questions, but not my business and my kiddos are present....still all I do is nod my head. The conversation doesn't end there...
We are about at the end of our meal and our waiter returns to clear dishes. He looks at Mia and Levi and says,"Are these two brother and sister?".... "What?!!!!"
I reply, "Of course they are brother and sister; however, they aren't biologically related"
"What?! What?! What?!"
....still all I did was leave the restaurant shaking my head!