is adoption humor. Like everything else about adoption, it’s about adoptees but for adoptive parents: It’s hilarious when my kids get in trouble, or when they talk about their first mothers so much I decide they need therapy to forget where they came from. Bonus: when I laugh at them about these things, my blood pressure goes down!
I can’t be the only one who finds this stuff to be hitting below the belt, can I?
“Adoption humor,” like many things labeled “adoption,” is humor that comes at the expense of the adopted. Whether “to laugh or not to laugh” about being adopted is a choice only the adopted can make–and one of the few adoption-related choices we CAN make. We didn’t ask for this, and if we say it isn’t funny when you spray seltzer in our faces, then it ISN’T.
Adoptive parents who would like to laugh “with us” rather than at us would be well served by not blogging about their children. Pick on someone your own size why don’t’cha?