Tuesday, April 28, 2009

She Has a Tan!

I was at a friend's baby shower this weekend and I brought the baby along with me. She got a lot of attention, of course, because she's so dang cute. One 14 year old girl in particular took an interest. She said, "Wow. She's so tan already!" I explained that she's not tan, she's Puerto Rican.

"Ohhhh..." she paused looking at me, "How did that happen?"

"Well, when God was making this one, He thought He might change things up a bit. So He took this mostly Swedish girl (me) and this Italian boy (Dave), put them together and...POW!... grew us a Puerto Rican baby."

The girl was very sweet and didn't mean any harm, but it was quite humorous to me. I've never had anyone ask me that. So I explained all about fostering and adoption and the girl was thrilled. Apparently I'm just as cool as Angelina to young teens everywhere. And she says she wants to adopt when she gets old enough. Well, I hope she does. And maybe I helped to inspire her :)

Future Sumo Wrestler?


Melodie Monberg said...

ah, I love those rolls...and also almost busted a gut laughting at your poop stories...


JonesEthiopia said...

Her little feet are so darling.

mayhem said...

Those sweet toes and adorable baby rolls are amazing! Cute, cute, cute.

How's Mateo doing now? He looks super cute, too, by the way, in his Easter pictures.

Kim said...

Love the double chin!

It's funny to me that a 14yo would need an explanation about adoption. But I am probably just basing off my own 14yo who knows all about it thanks to her baby brother. :)

Heather said...

After you left me cousin (the gir's mom) said you really gave her confidence and inspired her to start considering adoption again :)