I have been hanging out lately. Walking around the neighborhood, getting to know my neighbors, picking up trash and helping keep our lil neighborhood park clean.
In this time i have met a few of the neighborhood kids, well 2 of them hang out with Kennedy (1 whom she already played with). They all get together and one of the moms at the playground has nicknamed them "The three mixedkateers".
Today i invited them over to the house to play with Kennedy in her room and i hear them having a discussion about race. (Too funny).
I call them out to the dining room so we could talk about it.
The oldest one has the nickname "Fuzzy" because her hair is frizzy.
So Fuzzy says my hair is frizzy because my daddy is black and he has frizzy hair too. Kennedy says, my daddy is black but he doesnt have any hair. So Shayla says my daddy is bald and black too but im white. Fuzzy corrects her, Your not WHITE your mommy is white, your BROWN!
Kennedy joins in, my mommy is white too.
I correct her, our mom is white and Puerto rican. So then she asked what is Puertorican so i told her it means mommy is from puerto rico and can speak spanish.
Shayla tells Kennedy that shes spanish now.
So Kennedy says OHHH THATS WHY I LIKE DORA so much (dtfl)
Shayla still insist that she is white because her skin is light. Fuzzy and her argue back and forth. So i tell them they are all brown...
Then they get confused because baby Aunica runs out of my bedroom, and shes the lightest of them all
They all look at her and finally Kennedy bust out and says
"WELL WHAT THE HECK IS SHE"
I recorded the convo and put it on IG. Their facial expressions when i told them they were all brown was CLASSIC shock! Lol Fuzzy looked like "well ill be damned", Shayla looked disappointing, and Kennedy looked confused. I tried to explain what being "Mixed" meant but they rather just point out what shades they were lol. Hehe
on Oct. 23, 2013 at 9:48 PM