Have you met Pea? She’s amazing.
She’s a great shade of light brown.
But that question? Threw me off guard.
You’re three. Where did that question come from?
In her own words she says that Mommy is brown and Daddy is white, but “Mommy, what color am I?”
I guess we weren’t prepared to have this conversation with her yet.
The husband and I were like uhh you’re like caramel. Kind of like a vanilla latte. (As if she knows what a latte is)
So I Google Imaged “latte”, showed her a bunch of pictures and her Daddy and I talked about when brown and white come together they make different kinds of light brown. Tan, Caramel, latte- any of those can be acceptable forms of her skin color.
We talked about the fact that God made her like that and she’s perfect just the way she is, but she doesn’t really get that too much yet either. (Sometimes we talk about Jesus watching her and that kinda freaks her out- “I don’t like Jesus watching me Mom, where is He?“)
We don’t want her to think she’s just brown or just white, because sometimes she says that she’s “white like Daddy,” and we correct her and tell her she’s both. Cause she’s not white. But she’s not black.
She’s just amazing.
How would you handle that talk with a toddler?
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