3 Years ago this morning we watched our Easter sunrise as we were driven through the frozen Siberian tundra from the Cheremshanka Airport to the city of Krasnoyarsk.
We have been open and honest with Aidan so far that he was born in Russia and that Mommy and Daddy had to go alllllll the way there to get him. We will be completely open and honest with him as he grows up with all of the details. However, we are doing it as his age suits. Meaning he will be told information as he matures and is ready and able to handle more of his story. If he asks a question, I will always be honest with him, though.
That being said, yesterday I had a situation come up with one of the neighbor children. Out of the blue the statement/question came out, "Aidan came from an orphanage, right???" Yes, he did come from a baby home, and he knows he is from Russia and that his Mama and Daddy had to go there to get him, but he doesn't really know what an orphan........"Hey Aidan you came from an orphanage!!!" Mama, what's an orphanage?. . .sigh.
I did quietly, but sternly tell that child that I think that was completely inappropriate, but I have to be honest and say I was very upset by this incident! I don't want things like this coming at me out the blue and I certainly don't want Aidan having things like this coming at him out of the blue. How to explain an orphanage to a four year old???
I really want to use the term "Baby Home" when discussing this with Aidan. . .