I was watching a show and someone said "This is a beautiful neighborhood but our street is kind of the step child." I thought that was a horrible expression and it reminded me of the "Just don't say it" question.
What things do people say to you that you hate?
(I hope this is a safe question to ask without starting a war)
Answer by AlisonAstair at 5:25 PM on Oct. 15, 2010
Answer by gardenrosalie at 5:32 PM on Oct. 2, 2010
I don't like when people say, "isn't it so wonderful (nice, great...ect) that color doesn't matter anymore." As if my child's culture, history, and ethnicity do not matter. I know what they are getting at - I know they are trying to be nice. But errrrrrrto statement. I don't share that same political rose colored glasses kind of thought. Plus I find it disrespectful to not acknowledge my child's background. But I get that from other transracial adoptive parents....we don't really see why it is important to raise her "Chinese" since she is Chinese American now. We treat everyone "the same." To me that is just code for not respecting your child for who they are in their entirety.
Answer by frogdawg at 8:22 PM on Sep. 30, 2010
Answer by ZoeyBethsMomma at 12:48 PM on Oct. 3, 2010
Answer by ARgal at 7:09 PM on Oct. 3, 2010
Answer by mommy9 at 9:53 PM on Oct. 3, 2010
Answer by dullscissors at 6:56 PM on Sep. 29, 2010
Answer by AliciaLamoreux at 8:10 PM on Sep. 29, 2010
Answer by doodlebopfan at 10:47 PM on Sep. 29, 2010
Answer by Southernroots at 11:39 PM on Sep. 29, 2010