pants, earrings ~ F21
sweater ~ Marshalls
shoes ~ thrifted
it's funny to me how a child's mind works. my kids are learning new things every day, and things that seem obvious to me, are not always so for them. the other night, as i was putting the kids to bed, henry asked me, "mama, does a baby have to be born to be adopted?" not knowing where the question came from, or why he was asking, i did my very best to answer him. i thought i did a pretty good job, but then he asked, "when did you adopt me?" we didn't, you grew in my belly, we made you ourselves. "yeah, but when did you adopt me?" no henry, we made you, we didn't adopt you. "ok, so what if you decide you want to put me up for adoption?" oh henry, we would never. we love you so so much, and we will always want you. we will always love you, no matter what.
and he finally got it, he understood the process. so of course his last question was, "so, can you adopt me a brother?"
ps. i wore these shoes one day last week as sort of a f-you (pardon) to mother nature. her response was to snow another four inches. i lost.