Great Moments in Parenting

When my youngest child Christopher was about 8, I got a phone call from his teacher about some misbehavior at school. When Chris got home, I sat down with him, away from his siblings, in a quiet room. I explained to him what Miss Emily had told me. I was kind but firm. Chris had made great eye contact with me during my whole brilliant speech. I paused, and asked him to tell me what he thought. “You need to touch up your roots, Mom.  They’re really gray.”

He’s 23 now.  Still keeping it real, my baby boy.


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About Maureen McCauley

I'm the creator of Light of Day Stories, a place where I examine international adoption issues and support adoptees owning their own stories and controlling their own narrative. My other sites include "Lions Roaring, Far From Home," a soon-to-be-published anthology featuring essays by Ethiopian adoptees.

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