Since so much of what I am about is NOT work related, I put a comment and link on my work blog to my adoption and family blogs.
A few days ago, I was walking through our gray-walled cubicle halls and a co-worker that I know very slightly, we pursued an undergraduate degree at the same school, same program 10 or so years ago, bumped into me and mentioned that he had read my blog. (I was not sure if he meant the work one, or one of the others. After his next comment, I figured out which.)
He said something about me adopting, don't exactly remember what, then he said: "Quite the lifestyle."
I smiled, yep, and moved on. But those words stuck with me. I do not think they were intended to be a compliment. More a declaration as to my questionable frame of mind to make this type of lifestyle by CHOICE. :)
Lifestyle: the typical way of life of an individual
Life: the sequence of physical and mental experiences that make up the existence of an individual.
Style: a distinctive manner or custom of behaving or conducting oneself, also : a particular mode of living
Quite: to an extreme
So, thinking about it. I get his point of view. He is older, single, (divorced) grown children. Lives alone. A different lifestyle than mine.
But I now like the thought that I have "quite a lifestyle" with my children. An extremely distinctive way of experiencing our existence.
Yes, I can live with that.... and am blessed to be on a journey to add another to our extremely distinctive way.