At this point in time, I’m the type of person who will see the phrase “Adopt a Highway” and much rather see “Sponsor a Highway.” But I realize, hey, the world hasn’t quite caught up yet. Today, though, I went to the bank to make a deposit, and as I was pulling out and having Lakota sit down (we always go through the drive through because she loves all the attention and cookies she gets!), I noticed this sign:
Help our kids this year! Adopt a child for the holidays!
Ummm…WHAT??? Sorry, I didn’t realize you could adopt a child just for the holiday season. What do you do with said child after the holiday season? Give them back?
Or are we talking about sponsoring a child during the holidays? Providing holiday meals and clothes and money and what not?
Or perhaps we’re talking about doing something like pulling a tag from a Giving Tree and fulfilling a wish for a child who might not have otherwise had a really nice present this year?
I think the bank should clarify what exactly is going on here, and I’m thinking about going back tomorrow to ask them to rephrase the sign to specify. But first I’d like some feedback from you, who will be reading this with much cooler heads than I have right now. So wherever you’re from, however long you’ve been a parent or waited to be a parent, please let me know what you think. Thanks!