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Tuesday, April 1, 2014



 Anxious Adoptees

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If you were the older sister, what would you do?

39 comments:

  1. That's tough. Not sure there's much she could do to prevent it if it's going to happen. Challenging question, Joy.

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    1. Yup, it's a tough scenario to start with.

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  2. Oh wow! That's a rough one. I keep wondering if there is a way to find out for sure where the parents stand on the issue. But how do you say," Mom, are you going to send me back to the home if you and Dad divorce?" It's hard enough for me to imagine asking now, never mind how a child would perceive the problem. So yeah, if I was an older sister, I'd probably end up just hugging her and trying to comfort her... and myself too.

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    1. Good response, Damaria, and a hard prospect to face for the kids.

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  3. If I were writing this as a story, I'd have the older sister run away and take little sis along.

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    1. That's a great idea to my way of thinking. Thanks :)

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  4. I agree with Alex. This is tough. I'm not sure I'd know what to do unless I was actually in that situation. Even then I'm not sure there is anything I would be able to "do". I'd probably just offer words of comfort that everything would be okay, and no matter what happens, we'd be together.

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    1. Togetherness is a wonderful thing for kids who've been separated from their home and parents.

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  5. What a way to begin the challenge. I like the idea and I am not sure if I have the answer to the question though

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    1. No worries. Drop in again, you never know which scenario will get your brain flooding over with ideas.

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  6. What a creative idea for the challenge. This question makes me glad I am the youngest sister in my family.

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    1. Some kids do go through some life-changing problems.

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  7. Tricky one.
    I think the older sister has to be upfront and straightforward. I'm not sure that there's anything she can actually do. But she could reassure her sibling that they will be there for each other, no matter the outcome...?
    Writer In Transit

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    1. The support of family members makes so many things seem better even when they aren't. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. So glad to be back doing the A-Z and finding your blog again. Me? I was the oldest two siblings, male. Your theme is going to be fun!

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  9. I agree with Ruby... You want us to think?

    I guess I'd tell her to keep breathing and hope and pray for the best.

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    1. Good answer, Mike, especially when you're a kid and don't know what tomorrow will bring.

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  10. Are you talking home as in an old-aged home? Cause they kinda look like an old couple, only the guy is dressed up like a woman without his wig ... Wait.. lemme get my glasses ...

    Oh I get it. *snort*

    Happy A to Z, Joy!

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    1. Cathy, you made me laugh.I needed that. Okay, so I'm not even close to being a good cartoonist. :D

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  11. What a great theme! I'm not sure what the older girl can tell him, she's basically a child and she can't handle an adult problem

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    1. So true, Catherine. Big problems for young minds.

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  12. Guys, thanks very much. Everything you said is reality. While they're kids and might not be able to do much the older can give comfort to the younger, do her best to be up front with the parents and at their most radical, take off into the sunset. Good stuff. I can see this story becoming more and more interesting.

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  13. Tricky. I'd ask questions and find out. The not knowing is the worst.

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    1. Agreed, Lyn, I wouldn't want to know but would probably ask anyway.

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  14. "Let's build a home right here, you and me. It will be our secret place, our secret thing that no one can take away from us, no matter what happens."

    And there you have it. =)

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    1. Wow Crystal I must say your response is amazing. Both a problem solver and the perfect way to reassure a young child.

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  15. "Looks like it's just me and you, babe."

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  16. Crystal and Mina, yeah, it does look as if these two might be on their own.

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  17. Hmmm... take sides with either one parent (the one with the money? haha) so that they get custody! :P
    Probably wouldn't work though.

    anna @ Deeply Shallow

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  18. I'm a big sister and the best I could do in this situation is let the younger one know I'll always be there for them. That is something I can try to control.

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  19. Anna, that's kinda what usually happens. The kids get aligned with their fave. :)

    Thanks, Sheena. Spoken like a true big sister.

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  20. Hmm... A very challenging situation to deal with. I agree with cleemckenzie. Escape seems to be the only good option.

    SittieCates

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  21. I am pretty sure that folks who adopt children go through the same custody issues as bio kids when it comes to divorce. An adoption is legally assuming responsibility for the child. Period.

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  22. If I were the older sister I'd want to have this talk with my adopted parents.

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  23. Sittie, true that.

    Robin, sometimes kid don't understand that this is how things works. Makes for interesting plot twists. Thanks!

    Good thinking, Bish. If I were here, I'd want to do that too.

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