This year I've been feeling pressure to make Elliet more aware of social issues. We talked a lot about the election. Both girls know who Barack Obama is and love pointing him out when they see him on tv or in the paper. We talked about poverty and hunger around Thanksgiving because of the food drives at school and church.
Today is Martin Luther King Jr. day. This has been the hardest conversation we've had yet and I'm afraid it served no other purpose but to point out that we look different than some of our friends.
We have lighter skin and some of our friends have darker skin. Do you know what I'm talking about? Who do we know that has darker skin?
Right, like that.
Anyway, we're all the same inside. We're all people, human beings. Our friends may look different than us but we are the same, right?
Whoa, whoa, whoa, Flipper doesn't count. Flipper is different because she's Flipper, not because she's black.
I think I saved it and we talked about slavery and Dr. King. Time will tell.
3 years ago