Did I mention about the weird incident that happened at the zoo Sat? Well it happened right in front of the red panda exhibit and with a current "first thing" co-worker. So I will just tell you a bit about the co-worker first. She happens to attend church with my parents. She also is an aunt to the clinical director of "first thing" and also, the head billing clerk. Her husband is a bus driver for this company too.
Anyway, when she figured out who I was, meaning my mother's daughter, and that I had adopted G, one of the first things she did was to thank me for adopting G. Because you know I am such a nice person to help out the poor little orphan girl.
So this particular Sat she happened to be at the zoo with her daughter and three grandchildren. Two of her granddaughters are twins so they are a slight novelty unto themselves. But like I said they were at the zoo too and we bumped into them at the red pandas. She excitedly introduced G to her own daughter explaining that she knew her from church. Then she proceeded to ask me if she could have a picture of her twins with G. Now, if you are reading this and have already adopted from China or gone there you will understand how I felt at that moment.
You see, we were in the zoo, G is a novelty by first being adopted and then being Chinese. So she wished to document that novelty. Thankfully one of her granddaughters was so not interested in the pic, and I would not have made G do it if she had not wanted too (I was hoping she would bolt). But I will say I am glad it wasn't G revolting about it because I am sure this person would have explained it in a negative light.
We don't have play dates with this family, we are not friends with this family, and honestly I don't really care to work with this person. There was no reason for her to wish to subject my child to a photo op with her twins. G is not on display; she is my child. Of course this woman saw nothing wrong with the request. My mom understood my concern after explaining this situation in comparison to being in China, but my mom told me it wouldn't have hurt G to have been in the pic. Anyway, I know my family is on display because of how we were formed but sometimes the ignorance of others is totally comical.
Oh and the picture is dinner on Sunday night. Yes we made French donuts. G didn't like me sharing hers. We only made a half a recipe. Then G wants to know why I am fat?!?!?