Have you ever heard of the game 2 truths and a lie? It’s a mixer game you play at camp or on a church retreat where each person shares 3 statements about themselves – 2 statements are true and 1 is a lie. The other people in the group try to guess which statement is the lie.
Now I’m a pro at this game because I have a secret weapon. The key is having one truth that is really outrageous and sounds like a lie. My truth in 2 truths and a lie is that “my parents were at the circus when I was born”…and since people assume that my parents probably weren’t carnies, they assume that one must be my lie!
My parents really were at the circus when I was born. I’m sure they were having a great time with my older brother , but I was at the hospital…being born.
The explanation: I was adopted at birth.
Anytime I share this with people, there are 5 0r 6 questions that generally follow:
- how old were you when you were adopted?
- is your brother adopted?
- who named you?
- do you know your biological parents?
- do you want to know them?
- when did you find out you were adopted?
Do you have other questions?
I’ll answer these and share some more details in my next post 🙂