Wednesday, August 5, 2009

The Orphan Store

Abby's newest obsession is orphans. She learned what an orphan was and she thought it was just so sad that that could actually happen to someone. She asked me if we weren't able to have Liam and Lily if Paul and I would have "bought a couple of orphans instead". When I told her, "Probably not," She freaked out and was on the verge of tears when she said, "but we're good people and we would want to love the orphans, wouldn't we?" And when I started to laugh, she got mad and said that it wasn't funny at all! Also, she has been corralling herself up with the babies and saying, "Mommy, pretend that this is the orphan store and you want to get a couple of orphans." Then, when I get there, she puts her arms around both babies and looks up at me with her best, "poor me, I'm an orphan" look. I have no idea where she gets this stuff... I blame her dad. Maybe I'll just be happy that she thinks we're good people and that she has compassion for others. But I can giggle just a little can't I?

6 comments:

Sarah said...

She needs to watch Annie - then she'll really know what its like to be an orphan ;)

Chellers said...

"I hate ALL orphans!" --Stephen from Nacho Libre

Cassidy said...

I laughed my butt off reading this! Thanks for sharing such funny moments with us.

Heather said...

Abby, Abby, Abby, you're killin' me child--an orphan store. I know your parents and most of the time I understand your roots but sometimes, I'm not sure from whence you sprouted. Love ya!

jeri said...

You should dress up like Madonna or Angelina when you go to pick out your orphan.

Bethany said...

"Um, yeah, is this the orphan store? You got any from somewhere cool like India or Haiti or something? Yeah, I want to add to my exotic collection of babies."