Adoptive parents benefit from relationships with other adoptive parents, especially when both families have children with similar backgrounds. So what does that have to do with bread and hardware stores?
My sister called an important revelation to my attention this week. She told me that she and I had to stop going to the hardware store to buy a loaf of bread. In the context of our conversation she was referring to how we both tend to expect our husbands to magically emote and communicate the way we do with each other. This of course is as ridiculous as trying to buy a loaf of bread at a hardware store. It’s even more ridiculous when you think about the fact that we can meet those needs for each other as sisters. She shares so many of my same life experiences! It’s more like looking for bread in a bakery if you will.
This led me to think about how often adoptive parents “look for bread in a hardware store.” Here are just two examples… (more…)