Thursday, June 3, 2010

White Woman ...Black Baby



Yesterday Vania & I headed to the Zoo with some of our friends. It was really busy & crowded due to the end of the year field trips. So as I was navigating through the crowd with Vania in her stroller I heard a little girl about 5 yrs old announce to her teacher" look a white woman with black baby!"..( pause ) " that's different !" Her teacher just rolled her eyes & shrugged her shoulders. I just smiled & replied " Yep, It is different " A totally innocent remark & very observant child. We have become a multi-racial family which is different. But different isn't a bad thing. It's unique & special.
On the other hand.... While we were in Miami picking Vania up we were at McDonald's and I had taken Vania to the restroom. Adam said as I passed the counter an employee remarked, " What is that white woman doing with that black baby !?" Okay..... RUDE ! The 5 yr old was way more tactful. When we got to the car I came up with all kinds of smart remarks I could've blasted back. But that type of comment doesn't even deserve an answer.
Vania is really into matching up everything. She has a mommies & babies matching game she LOVES to play. And she is always coming up to me with things and asking if they match. Hopefully we can convey to her how special of a match she is with HER family. A unique & special match made in heaven:) More than just what meets the eye.


Vania's favorite animal at the zoo
Baby Beco & his mommy Phoebe

8 comments:

mlg said...

I had a boy in Destina's class ask me yesterday if I adopted Destina because I did not look like I was from Haiti it was really cute! Vania does fit into your family she is the perfect match!

Chris said...

When Noah was a baby, I was in the Grocery store and an AA lady said "Where did you steal that baby from" I said He's mine. I also thought later of better combacks but was glad I stuck w/ that one. She is absolutely beautiful.

Cory 'N' Kylah said...

That's funny Bambi! Some kids at my work ask "Why is your daughter so tan and you're so... white!?" Haha! I just explain that their daddy is African American. Vania is so great with you're/our family, it's like she's been here forever!

David and Candice said...

Kids just say it how it is that is what is so great (sometime's) you guys are great as Mommy and Daugther!

The Steenblik's said...

She is so beautiful. That is really funny. Kids say how it really is. You can always count on them for an hoest answer unless you are asking them if they snuck a cookie. :) Your story is really inspiring. I can't believe you have been threw so many things and are so strong. You and your family are my new heros. Thank you for giving this beautiful girl a better chance at life.

Nichole said...

The Rude comments dont go away the innocent ones dont either. It is a challange but one that has taught me self restraint most comments dont deserve a response others I just let what ever child I have at the moment know that some people have no brains and no idea what love is.

lonnieloree said...

Yes ! A match made in Heaven! Your family is delightful!!!Just remember that Shania Twain song- ' let's give 'em somethin to talk about" !

Kimmeedee said...

I really should be working, but here I am catching up on your stuff! I loved this one! I love that you have a Haitian baby! I think that bi-racial families cause people to question beliefs that they have about people with different skin colors, and that is a blessing from God, IMO. Calista doesn't see skin color and I love that about her. I wish that more people were like that. I like reading your stuff on here.