Monday, March 26, 2007


Those who know me well, know that not too much bothers me. Honestly, if I'm angry or mad or happy you'll know it. I'll tell you.
There is something that burns my behind... and I'm going to vent......

I was reading a wonderful adoption blog today, Do they have Salsa in China
(Mom of twins, adopted from China) and an asian women made a comment to her in the play yard at the mall about MaryMia's daughter thinking that SHE was her mother...

Now, That hasn't happened to me, but I haven't gotten some very dirty looks from people (usually asian but not always).... BUT You know what burns me??
People think I'm Lily's babysitter!! grrrrr
I don't even get the mommy credit!!
It's not until they see my husband, and 2 other blonde daughters, then Lily, THEN me, that a look of "ohhhh" comes across thier face!
When I'm out in public alone with Lily I always find myself saying things like "Lily..give that to MOMMY" or "Lily, are you mommy's little girl, yes your MY little girl!!"
I want a sign that say's "I'M NOT THE HIRED HELP!"
I almost NEVER get those "are you her Mother" or "Is she adopted" comments. Probably because I have prepared myself mentally with smartass comebacks and am looking forward to the opportunity to use them!!
But the whole babysitter thing just drives me. It always starts with a look at Lily ...then thier eyes follow up the stroller to ME....then the "oh that's the sitter" look happens, not the "ohhh that's the mommy" look!
I used to get the "oh that's the mommy" look when I was with Isabelle or Abigail!! NEVER the brush off / dirty "hired help" look.
Why is that???

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