it dawned on us that we had not yet gotten our pumpkins for the big Saturday carve up! After dropping Mari.....
"But Mom, probably a million people have said how ugly he is and nobody else wanted him. I think he needs to be loved by someone!"
I cry at Kleenex commercials so imagine the effort it took to hold back my tears at that?!?!? Every cliche in the world in which the gist of "Out of the mouths of babes..." applies full force here. My mind ran down two parallel tracks at once. The first was replaying "A Charlie Brown Christmas" while the second was imagining the number of times I participated in debates about the ethics of letting adoptive couples "choose" and thus dictate what constitutes a 'desirable' child. So I smiled at Julia and said, "You are so very right and we are going to give him one heck of a Halloween!"
Gosh, just how lucky can a Mom be to have such a great kid?!?!?