"Wenxin, suppose you had a chance to talk with a Chinese boy who was about to be adopted. Suppose you had a translator to help you. What would you tell that boy about adoption? What would you want him to know?"
Quiet. . . He's thinking. . . carefully choosing his words.
Finally, the answer comes -- in a voice from the backseat that sounds innocent and small.
"I would tell him that the new parents might be mean, or they might be nice. There's really no way to know."
And that was that.
It's not exactly what I thought he would say.
Is it just me, or does this blow anyone else away?
Shared at Wild & Precious and at Emily's blog.