He sits on the couch, completely focused on the television screen.
It's dark outside. A young woman carrying a basket looks furtively around her. She approaches a large door and rings the bell. Twice.
A woman opens the door and finds a baby.
Aidan wanted to watch "Meet the Robinsons" today. The movie (for those without children) is about a young orphan who tries to build a machine that will show him the face of his mother. There are time machines, singing frogs, a man in a bowler hat, and the voice of Tom Selleck in the movie.
Aidan loves it.
Aidan came to our family when he was five days old. He has never seen the face of his birth mother. We are the only family he knows.
We haven't kept his adoption a secret. He understands it about as well as you would expect from a three-year-old. He knows he didn't come from Mommy's tummy. Today in the car he implied most people don't know their mommy and daddy.
What does he think when he watches the movie?
As much love as we give him, there must still be a piece missing for him.