Thursday, January 29, 2009
Adoption, explained in crayons
Kisae loves to draw, so it's not surprising that when I pick her up at preschool her cubby contains pictures she made that day.
She had three little crayon drawings in her cubby on Tuesday. I was surprised only when she described one of them to me.
"That's you getting me," she said. "That's my house a long time ago."
The drawing showed something like a hut and then me reaching down to pick up her up. The crayon baby seemed to be in some kind of bassinet. Kisae explained that this was when she was a "tiny baby." The next picture was of just me and her and the last of the whole family but still when she was tiny.
At her age it's hard to know how much she processes about her adoption or how much she thinks about it. So I was totally surprised, maybe even taken aback, that she described it in crayon -- while at school.
It was sweet, and I think it's good that she's trying to understand the things we've told her. She described the pictures while we were in the car. I had to wait until a red light to turn around and look at them. They were so sweet. Truthfully, they made my eyes well up just a little bit.
(The scans, by the way, are pretty faded. Oh well).