Our family (Dino 4, Grem 4, MJ almost 2, Mom & Dad) are sitting around the dinner table. Having just given thanks we are all beginning to eat when Grem pipes up in a rather serious tone and begins to inform Dino that his parents are live very far away (they do, we foster Dino). Okay nothing new, we talk to all the children openly about Dino's family and somewhat regularly. Then he proceeds to inform Dino that they just live on "another earth far, far away; actually on a another planet.". At this point we might be tempted to stop the conversation and correct Grem's oversight in just HOW far Dino's family really lives, but for some curious reason we let this conversation keep going un-interupted. So, Grem again gets rather serious and looks at his brother Dino and says, "It's okay, it's okay Dino, because they just live on another planet, but it's okay." He seemed so genuinely concerned that Dino understand that it's really okay that they are from another planet because he was here with us.
|Who couldn't love a face like that?|