Two little girls at the park. Maybe 6 years old.
Girl #1: "This is my neighbor, Amanda."
Girl #2: "What did she say?"
Girl #1: "I don't know."
Girl #2: "Oh, she must be speaking Mexican. Is she Mexican?"
Girl #1: "I don't know. Lets ask her mother. Is she Mexican?"
Me: "No, she's Vientnamese and African American."
Girl #2: "Is she Mexican too?" while pointing to Christiana, perhaps she didn't hear my answer.
Me: "No, she's African American."
Both girls: "African American? Wow!"
Girl #2: "Is that baby the same color as you?" pointing to Talitha under the nursing blanket.
Me: "Yes, Amanda and Christiana were adopted and Talitha...um...ah...wasn't."
...grew in my tummy? ...is my biological child? ...I gave birth to Talitha?
I should have just stopped at "Yes," and answered any more questions if they came. That's okay. I'm sure the topic will come up again now that I'm actually leaving the house with all three little girls.
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