Monday, January 3, 2011
Now I will preface by saying, I know what this woman did what she did; she wanted sympathy. Too bad she really, really was trying to get it from the wrong gal!
I received an email from a customer asking about a product. She asked a few questions & wanted to know if we could go down in price & I quote "because this is for my adopted son's first birthday & we are on a tight budget."
Did you read what I read...her ADOPTED son!!! Now, this woman is lucky that I had to stay professional & couldn't go off on her, because I had a few choice words to say.
How degrading to her son. How can you use that as your sympathy card...really?! I don't know, I guess I am already starting to become a momma bear & notice more when it comes to adoption. I notice what people say & how they react when you say adoption.
I could not believe this lady though. He may have been adopted. Your son WAS adopted! He is your son & this is his first birthday...being adopted has NOTHING to do with it. I felt sorry for her little boy when I read this; my heart ached for him. I hoped this was not normal for his mother. But then I got thinking, does she have biological children? If so WOW...does she consider them her children & him her adopted son?!
So much in her statement upset me. As a mother to be, I do not consider myself as an adoptive mother to be; maybe I am being naive...but LP will be my child. I would NEVER consider using adoption for sympathy or ever referring to my child as my adoptive child. That will be my kid, end of story!
Posted by PCOSChick at 10:12 PM