Saturday, January 29, 2011
The Big Questions
On tv there was a black reporter interviewing a white subject. She looked at me and said "Why aren't those two ladies the same?" Somewhere in my head I knew that eventually she would say something about skin color differences - I guess I just wasn't expecting it at 3 years old.
I debated in my head how best to handle the question. I wanted to have the right level of information and sentitivity to the topic. A few moments went by without a response from me.
At this point, The Girl says "Why aren't they the same Mama? Why only one is wearing a green shirt?"
There I sat thinking my daughter was asking tough questions and trying to respond correctly. All she wanted to know is why the two ladies on tv had different color shirts on.
It's moments like this that remind me not to take myself too seriously!