Someone asked me that the other day at the swimming pool.
I really have not had that question before. It is a common question asked of adoptive families. I knew it would come someday.
It was part of a greater discussion we were having about Lucas and his adoption and his surgery, etc. I would really rather have people ask about Lucas's story and answer their questions directly than have them wonder about it. So the discussion was good. But, that question just caught me off guard a little bit.
I just said "yes, he calls me mom. He never knew another mom". And let it rest at that.
I try not to let the fact that people are just uninformed about things get in the way of my emotional response. But, ocassionally, I do have to say questions like that surprise me.
So, if you have a question. Even if it is a question like "Does he call you mom?"...please just ask. And I hope I respond with Grace. =)