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Setting the Scene: A grocery store parking lot, a random woman (RW) and me with my kids*
RW: Oh my word! Are these your children?
RW: They are exquisite!
Me: Thank you.
RW: Let's see...(pointing to Mikayla) this one is definitely European. This one (pointing to Naomi) is clearly Scandinavian. (taking a step back to survey Sophia) Aaaand thiiiiiiis oooooone is obviously black.
Setting the Scene: Crowded room, casual conversation swirling around my husband and I. Enters a random man (RM)
RM: Does she speak African?
Us: Ummmm. Well. She's only one year old, soooo...
RM: Is there is a lot of clicking in her language?
Us: There's a subtle click of sorts in Amharic, but it's not very pronounced.
RM: I was just curious, because the only African talk I've heard is (starts chuckling)...Have you ever seen The God's Must Be Crazy?
Setting the Scene: Inside a doughnut shop, paying for our highly nutritious breakfast** and a friendly cashier (FC)
FC: Oh my gosh! Are these all yours?
FC: She's so pretty!
Us. Thank you.
FC: You're like that one couple...Brad and Angelina!
Laugh a Little (and take some notes),
P.S. You may want to bookmark this one, because November is dedicated to the orphan crisis and I'm not going to mince words.***
*Anyone else hear the narration in Liam Neeson's voice? You do now.
**Don't judge. I've heard that a bagel and schmear contains just as many calories as a doughnut.
***Never fear. My usual charm and wit will still be lurking in the shadows.