Saturday, May 27, 2006

Black and white and brown and pink

Ds was thinking today about the fact that I. will be the only brown person (so far) in our family. He loves that she will be brown. He thinks brown is beautiful. But he thinks it would have been easier for her if Daddy had been born brown, so we'd have two browns and two "white" (he says hesitantly, trying on someone else's word, before replacing it with the more intuitive "pink") people in our family.
It's been so interesting to see his thoughts about race, and what it means for I., evolve.

3 comments:

LMLS said...

Congratulations on the impending arrival of your new little bundle of joy! I am also an adoptive parent and live in a multiracial family. Adoption was one of the best things we ever did. I just stumbled on your blog, but look forward to keep reading about your wonderful adoption adventure!

abebech said...

Thank you so much for stopping by! I'm off to try to catch up on your adventures!

LMLS said...

You won't find much about adoption on my blog yet; I am still in the process of starting over from a blog I abandoned over a year ago. I will let you know when I get around to posting my adoption stories. In the meantime, I plan to live vicariously through you and enjoy the story of your impending adoption. I am excited for you!