Interesting article in the Motherlode column of the NYT on handling “microaggressions”, the term the author uses “for those obliquely (or sometimes overtly) offensive remarks that don’t cross the line into outrageous, but cross a line just the same”. If you are an adoptive parent, maybe you have gotten a comment from someone like “Where is her real family?” “Do you know her parents?” It’s not only in the adoption culture either, these remarks can be made about any group of people; so when do you decide what to let roll off your back… or can you use their comments as a way to educate them on the differences of everyone in the world?