We have been pretty open with our kids about the adoption process we are going through – the paperwork we have to fill out, travel arrangements that are to be made, saving our money, and much more. We haven’t sat them down and laid out spreadsheets and timelines but we don’t shield them from the process either.
Well, you never know what they are picking up.
My 4 year old and I went out to check the mail the other day.
She ran ahead and said, “I’ll get the mail.”
Reaching into the mailbox she yelled, “I’ve got an adoption letter!”
“Yes. It says to send money and the baby will come in a crate and then we will love them forever.”
Obviously she has some things correct and others not so much.
We talked about how we are sending money to people so that they can take care of our baby right now and that yes, one day the baby will come home but on an airplane and not in a crate.
At least she has the most important part correct, “we will love them forever.”