Color Blind

I grew up playing with kids whose skin was a different color from mine. My kids grew up playing with kids whose skins were of different colors from theirs.  Some were adopted into their families, some came to their families by birth.

While explaining the concept of adoption to my young son, I referenced his playmate, a little girl who is very dark-skinned, adopted by two very white parents.

My son’s response:

“Ellie’s ADOPTED?”

Parents – it starts with us.

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One thought on “Color Blind

  1. Oh, memories!! I have an African-American uncle whom I love dearly. When I was old enough to understand marriage and relationships, my parents told me he married into our family when he wed my aunt. My first thought was, “We’re not blood related?!!” 🙂

    I’m so happy my parents were open-minded and taught us kids to be “color blind”! 🙂

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