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Aug 20th 2007 12:39PM Jennifer --
Thanks so much for bringing this article to my attention! Since my only child was adopted, I never could answer the "would you love a biological child differently than one who was adopted" question with full knowledge, however I do know this:
I am *convinced* that my daughter was meant to be my daughter, on a very deep, visceral and spiritual level. I can't answer whether I'd love a child who was my offspring *differently,* but I can promise you that I couldn't possibly love any child *more* than my Alex.
Great article, and great post.
Aug 14th 2007 3:06PM I'm sorry -- did you just say that one of the character's names is SHARPAY?
Aug 14th 2007 1:28PM Wow. Me, I'd have had another adult come along with my two kids so that we weren't outnumbered, or left my younger child home with a babysitter.
I mean, you're a really nice guy, Uncle Rog, and you'd be welcome to watch my kids anytime, but a total stranger? Hellz no. But then I have a paranoid fear of being that woman on the news who lost her kid, while everyone else in the free world shakes their heads going, "How could she have DONE that?"
Aug 4th 2007 9:35AM Dang. And I love me some Hanna Anderss0n, too.
Aug 2nd 2007 6:18PM Yay! Your back! Your back!
Jul 26th 2007 1:23PM Are you kidding? I DREAM of a day when I can be my kid's alarm clock.
Because Lord knows that at ungodly hours of the morning? she's MINE.
Jul 24th 2007 12:12PM Yuh-huh. And what about for women? 'Cause I gotta tell ya, that thing?
WOULD. NOT. WORK.
Jul 18th 2007 11:34AM I recently told my daughter that I was a lawyer. Try explaining THAT to a three-year-old.
Jun 30th 2007 10:34AM Normally, when Alex pulls out the whining (and I can tell she's actually really upset about something), I calmly tell her I can't understand her when she talks like a baby, and could she please talk like a big girl. (She's three.) It usually does the trick, she takes a breath, and tells me in her normal voice what's bugging her.
But when she's whining just for whining's sake? Like, "Mommy, come back here"? Hell yeah, I whine right back at her. Usually she collapses into giggles, and then stops. Whatever works, man. :o)
Jun 20th 2007 10:21AM Same way you find a lawyer: word-of-mouth.
My daughter's first doctor was a woman I found through MY doctor, who had kids of her own. The second, when we moved to Trinidad, was through other women who had children. And now that we're back in Texas, we went back to her former doctor's office, found that she'd left, but the woman who took her place seemed even better.
Good luck, li'l buckaroo. AND GO TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF TOO, you crazy woman! Nolan needs a healthy mom!