Monday, February 02, 2009


Yeah, I know, this post is late.  We celebrated CNY by making won ton soup on Sunday and then going out to a Chinese restaurant on Monday.  Little T wore her Chinese dress and looked beautiful.  We got a weird reaction from the wait staff at this place though.  First we were asked if she was Chinese and when they saw her face they asked where her parents were.  Ok, I understand that question fine but when we told them that WE were her parents they asked how we got her.  We explained where she is from and that we went to China and adopted her.  They once again asked where her parents were and were completely SHOCKED that Little T was in an orphanage.  They said that they had heard of orphanages but never knew that people could adopt from them. They asked if she would go visit her parents (yeah, I'm getting a little ticked now - we.are.her.parents!) and we said if she wanted to go back and visit China we would help her do that.

During the dinner the waitress kept coming over and saying how lucky she was that she is living in the US.  We are so blessed with Little T and feel that we are truly the lucky ones. 

Here is a weeks worth of 365!




Margaret M said...

We have had similar exchanges and it is so frustrating especially when little ears are listening. Happy CNY and love the scrap pages!

doubledaughterhappy said...

Oh my, I am glad Scott was not around for that conversation at the restaurant. At least they did acknowledge that she is lucky (blessed according to me) to be here. Happy CNY!

Jonni said...

What a crazy thing to have to deal with...Geez. I am sorry to hear that.

I really love your 365 idea and what a great LO for the week.


a Tonggu Momma said...

When we were in Jiangxi, most of the locals didn't appear to know much about the orphanages. And even less about international adoption.

Happy belated CNY!

Donna said...

Happy New Year!

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