We have some clever little guys at the foster home. This afternoon, I was outside with these two little boys — Robert (in red), who has a very severe heart defect, and Timothy, who had spina bifida and has to wear a lot of back and leg braces to help him walk. They’re both talkative and inquisitive and all-around adorable.
While we were chatting, one of them patted me on the belly. Their nanny quickly interjected and told them that they needed to be gentle because there was a baby inside. In Chinese the word for ‘gentle’ and ‘kiss’ sound very similar, so Robert proceeded to start kissing my belly. Just a slight misunderstanding. Timothy, on the other hand, was hung up on the fact that there was a baby inside. Before I knew it, he’d lifted my shirt to inspect underneath… bound and determined to get a glimpse of this baby I was hiding under there.
Both little guys gave me a good laugh. They’re precious, and it’s so much fun to be around them.