Walking home from school with Ella yesterday:
Ellla: Was I adopted?
me: No. Do you remember seeing pictures of when you were in my tummy? Do you know someone who was talking about this? Do you have questions about it? Why are you asking?
I was prepared for a long conversation about something that had been on her mind.
Ella: Just checking.
mom: Huh? "Just checking?????" Are you sure you don't have any questions about adoption or any friends of yours?
Ella: Nope, just checking.
And that was that. Ella is really turning into a funny girl.