Things they say… the II

December 3, 2006 at 8:24 pm 9 comments

An AP (Adoptive Parent) friend of mine (Michelle) and I were chatting it up a bit recently about silly people (convro sparked by my earlier post on this same subject). She told me about a time she was in a children’s store with her son (adopted from Korea at age 6 months and is now 21 months) and was approached by another mother (aka “Strange(r)”)…

Strange(r): “Oh what a cutie you have there!”

Michelle: “Thank you!”

Strange(r): <acting surprised> “He’s yours?? How funny is that?!”

Michelle: “Yep! He’s mine.”

Strange(r): “Cute! Does he like rice?”


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9 Comments Add your own

  • 1. kahlan  |  December 4, 2006 at 11:37 pm

    People are just real morons, aren’t they? You have to roll your eyes at that comment.

  • 2. Grace  |  December 7, 2006 at 11:03 pm

    How about someone coming up to me while I was holding my 8 month old Korean baby and being asked “does he speak Chinese?”

  • 3. Julia  |  December 7, 2006 at 11:04 pm

    LOL — that would be a pretty talented baby!! People are so silly!

  • 4. Margie  |  December 8, 2006 at 9:43 pm

    My favorite is when a friend of mine was asked if her children were twins – one was a 3-year-old boy and the other a 1-year-old girl at the time. I mean, really. What are people thinking? Ah – not thinking.

  • 5. Mirjam  |  December 9, 2006 at 2:59 pm

    Don’t get me started…
    Well allrighty…

    Dutch (bio) son, 5 years old.
    Chinese (adopted) daughter, 3 years old, adopted at 16 months.
    Moron: “Does she speak Chinese or Dutch?” (We live in the Netherlands)
    Me: “We only teach her French.” (we don’t but hey… couldn’t help myself…)

    Overheard accidentally, daughter 2 y.o, sleeping in walker:
    “Look, how sad, she’s got Down syndrome…”

    In a store, total stranger: “I bet you got him from Poland, with those blue eyes.” “No, he’s biological.” “Huh? Then why did you buy her, when you can make them yourself?”

    “You know you can buy a very nice second hand car for the price of that (pointing at my daughter)?”

    *: both replied with: “You can’t afford your shrink anymore?”

  • 6. Tina  |  December 16, 2006 at 11:08 am


    I read your blog but have never given a comment before but had to tell you what I just came across.

    It is about a documentary being made in Korea about adoption. The man making it has a guest house for korean adoptees returning to Korea. Anyway, thought of you.

  • 7. matt  |  December 20, 2006 at 12:16 am

    hey julia,

    you sure come across some interesting people over there.

    i hope you’re doing okay and have a happy holiday.


  • 8. Ryan  |  February 10, 2007 at 2:57 pm

    How about this one…
    My son has some big eating issues (9 months old adopted from Korea). When my husband was telling his co-workers about it one of them said “Have you tried feeding him with chop-sticks?”. Dumb a$$.


  • 9. 신현주  |  May 29, 2008 at 8:57 pm

    한글로 발표를 하면 실로 찿는것을 구할수도 있겄다는 생각이 듭니다.
    더 알려지게해 주시고
    지금은 어떤 단계에 있나요
    제가 할수있는일은 있는지?


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