Monday, August 03, 2009

They Are Everywhere

Could my camping trip have been any worse than already described in my post "Vectors and Vermin"? Well, yes.

I had high hopes for spending Saturday at the lake. The weather called for mostly sun with highs in the 80's. I put on my new lovely pink sundress-not caring that I was camping-and made the one mile hike to the lake.

First thing I noticed was the unusually large amount of people at the lake that day. Must be some sort of reunion or party going on, whatever.

Hus made a comment that he noticed some adults wearing T-shirts that had "Ask me about adoption" printed on them.

At the exact time, I saw someone I knew playing on the beach with her adopted son.

OH CRAP. "Wouldn't you know that the one and only day I go to the lake this summer, it's the same day that Friends in Adoption were having their annual reunion. I remembered the acquaintance telling me about this get together where adopted kids and their adopted parents get together with the biological parents.

At this point E, my 11yo daughter, mentioned that she was thinking there were a lot of adopted kids at the beach because she noticed a lot of dark colored children with light colored parents.

Hus chimed in "And a lot of alternative couples with kids."

Right in front of us was a lovely good looking lesbian couple laughing and enjoying playing in the water with their son.

"Soo not fair, why couldn't I have been adopted by a cool progressive lesbian couple." (No offense dad)

Later the adoption people got together for a ginormous group photo. I saw how happy they all seemed and it made me sad.

It also made me imagine myself grabbing the bull horn out of the organizers hands and yelling into it "Screw you happy adoption people!"

12 comments:

darsden said...

Oh Hiedi big {hugs} honey... if you had place a bet ... you wouldn't have hit the jack pot like that girl. I know that was hard for you.. chin up girlfriend, praying you will find your answers you are looking for.

Suzy said...

I walk around with a big sign that says SCREW YOU around my neck every day. I'm bound to run into some people who annoy me.

Shelly Overlook said...

Well, that just figures, doesn't it? Way to ruin your afternoon.

Do we get to see you in the pretty pink sundress?

barb said...

Don't you just love irony? Not.

Kathy B! said...

I can picture you yelling "screw you" to the happy adoption people. Now THAT would have been a blog post that went down in history :)

Eternally Distracted said...

That's one reason I would never go camping - Too many happy people!! Nice story though ... :0)

Hit 40 said...

Ok... I will admit that I am missing some background post here???

I looked back to figure it out? I am guessing that you were adopted by some dip shits???

My brother in law was also adopted by a couple losers. He met his birth mother a few years ago. She is a little sorry to have left him with these folks.

MereCat said...

You are next, sweet little girl.

otin said...

I was concieved by a pair of dipshits!!!!

Lainey-Paney said...

"Dad, why couldn't you be a cool lesbian?"

There's the inside of a rarely sent Father's Day card...

Lainey-Paney said...

Okay....another perspective: maybe it's a sign that all the happy adoption people were there.
Maybe you're closer to answers....

Lainey-Paney said...

P.S. I commend you for your bullhorn restraint.