Saturday, October 25, 2008

This Says It All

Thanks to the author and artist, Mike Peters, of "Mother Goose and Grimm," one of my favorite comic strips.


I am going to find a way to get this printed on a tee shirt! If anyone should ever stop to wonder why so many adopted people have that feeling of being a bit "out of place," this should explain it.

You cannot imprint your genetic and family heritage on a child, no matter what your hopes, when adopting, might be. What I wonder is, where is the mother giraffe and what was done to force her to surrender her baby? And I wonder if the cartoonist purposely gave the adopted giraffe that bewildered expression?

I wonder, most of all, if the female kangaroo's name is Angelina? It would make sense. 'Nuff said.



5 comments:

Anonymous said...

That cartoon does say it all.

My hunch is the adopters will look at it and not even get the message.

After all that the adoptress Angelina looks so "natural" carrying a African baby around. Madonna being the other one doesn't get it.

I think that may come with having way to much money and wanting to do what those who have it do. Make themselves look good by accessorizing themselves. LOOK at me aren't I special. Word is Madonna wanted to adopt again and Guy didn't. She wants to become a serial adopter like Angelina and Brad. Aren't they special!

maybe said...

Ha, classic!

To anon, I agree, every pic I see of Angelina and Madonna looks SOOOOO weird. They look like the babysitter!

As for imprinting genetic herigate, there was actually a guy on Y!A stating that people in his adoptive family were bald, etc. therefore his baldness made sense. Is it just me, or is that a little nutty?

Sandy Young said...

Robin,
This just says it all. I love this.

Maybe, I am Sly on YA, and thought that post by him was really sort of sad, in a way. He is so busy trying to deny any impact that adoption may have had that he so totally proves the point.

Glad to see you there, and here.

Jane said...

LMAO

Thanks so much for that

I got a good laugh out of it..sad as it is but it shows how ridiculous adoption can be

:(

Anonymous said...

This one summed it up really nicely... I just emailed it to my own adoptress. :D

As a kid, she was continually telling me that my (insert features such as hair, blue eyes ect)... were from my "father" (male adopter)... and that I was "the spitting image of [my non adopted] son _____".

So completely ludacris to even begin to state this drivel... I did not aquire any features from mr. male adopter (unless there is more to the story than I have been lead to believe thus far!) and look absolutely positively nothing like adoptive brother!!!

This shit makes me wanna barf on my adoptresses oh too pretty and neat dinning table!!
Margaret_Diane