January 27, 2011

"Have You Ever Thought About Adopting?"

Why no, that never crossed my mind... thank you for the suggestion!

That's how I'd like to respond sometimes, haha! But I know the question comes from a place of wanting to engage, to be helpful, to show concern. I gotta let the silliness of it all roll off my back. Otherwise it's easy to feel like darts are being thrown at me all the time, and that's just not true.

Instead, I kind of grinned and said "We have several options in front of us." Then of course my (seriously) dear, sweet neighbor smacked her forehead and said "oh of course you do - just ignore me!" I have to be careful not to purposely make people feel stupid for the silly things they say. Just give them grace.