Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Are You Her Mommy?

Today I walked with A to her class. I was helping explain her morning work when one of the students at her table started a conversation with me. Keep in mind, A is only in Kindergarten. It went like this. . .
Little boy--"Are you her mommy?"
Me--"Yes, I am."
Little boy--"OH! But you look white."
Me--"Yes, I am."
Little boy--"Wow!! That is freaky."

Little boy referring to A--"We like each other."
Me--"A is only allowed to have friends, she is too young for a boyfriend."
Little boy--"How about when she is 15?"
Me--"Nope, she will still be too young for a boyfriend."
Little boy--"How about 18?"
Me--"I am not sure."
Little boy--"What about 19?"
Me--"Probably when she is 19."
Little boy--"YES!!"


Holly said...

oh my gosh!! I am impressed that you didn't change your mind then and there and take her home!
Kids tend to say what they think.
I am so grateful that my kids have been exposed to international adoption and blended families :)

Kristi said...

Haha, love his reaction to you allowing her to date at 19!

Doug and Terrye said...

Wow!!! You really handled it well!!! It's so hard when the differences are so bluntly pointed out. Thankfully you have a teacher that is willing to work with you. As to the dating...I'm thinking 37 :)

Kristin said...

I teach at my daughter's school so perhaps have not had the questions you are facing. The kids just seem to know she is mine and from China.

I hope the transition and help from Amilyn's teacher make a difference!

And I agree,, not dating utnil 19 or later~

RamblingMother said...

Wow he is one determined little boy, heh.