Thursday, November 21, 2013

All Colors Are The Same

Sophi  (out of the blue):"What color are you?"

Me:  "What?"

Sophi:  "What color are you?"

Me:  "What do you mean?"

Sophi:  "What color are your skin?"

Me:  "White"

Sophi:  "My skin is white, too!  We're the same!"

Me:  "Do you know anyone whose skin isn't white?"

Sophi:  "Graci and Cali and Lexi.  Their skin is brown."

Me, trying to dig a bit deeper:  "Is any color better than another?"

Sophi:  "No.  All colors are the same."

Me:  "That's right!"

Sophi:  "We have a dad in our group!  We're lucky!"

I have no idea what prompted that discussion, but I'm grateful that she understands that skin color doesn't matter.  I'm glad that she likes being in a group with dad.  It's interesting that she sees herself as the same race as her parents.  (She does have very fair skin.)

I love our multi-racial, multi-cultural, multi-abilities family!



  1. I love that she said, "we have a dad in our group," which is more than if she'd said simply "we have Dad in our group." You're awesome fatherhood has made "a dad" something wonderful to have around for Sophi and that is very sweet. Oh, that the world over could realize that all colors are the same.

  2. Out of the mouth of babes....the other day our 5 year old asked if I could "make him brown" like his brother. He was so disappointed to find out that I couldn't. SO STINKING CUTE!! Too bad the world doesn't see others how sweet Sophi and my kiddo do :D


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