Me: Can you pass the ShopRite ad?
V: Let’s adopt *Gloria!
V: Look! She’s in the paper! And she’s 12. And she’s special ed. And she just needs parents to love her.
Me: (looks at paper) It says she needs a mommy and daddy.
V: We don’t have the room to adopt a kid anyway. A kid deserves her own room! But I bet she’d be happy with 2 mommies– she doesn’t have any!
Me: One day…
Sorry, Gloria. Our one bedroom condo is preventing us from adopting you. 🙁
*name changed to protect our non-adopted child