Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Seen and Heard: At the Pool

We took the girls swimming for Independence Day.  A precious little black girl swam up to me, her face contorted with confusion. 

Her: "You have a white baby and a black baby?
Me: "Yes I do!"
Her: "They are both YOUR babies!"
Me: "Yes, these are my two daughters."
Her: "I've never seen THAT before!"
Me: [laughing] Do you have brothers or sisters?
Her: Well, yeah. [a little unsure of herself]  But only black ones!

(She proceeds to point out her brothers from a group of boys playing on the other end of the pool, clarifying that none of the white boys belong to her family.)

Precious, precious, precious!