2010-02-27

It's Already Started: The Color Question

It's already started

OK It took a few days, but it has happened. My husband's best friend is married to a special woman. This special woman has said things in the past. Here and here are some examples. So they see a pic of the baby, and she tells me, the best way to determine the color that my baby will turn out is determined by looking at the nail beds or behind her ears. I think to myself, who told her this. Another white women who is married to a black man and has biracial kids. Her mother in law told her. So obviously it's true, a black person told her. I hate when this happens. A black person tells a white person something and because that black person told them something, it must be true of all black people, and all black people believe this.

The looking at the ears and nail beds test to determine skin tone is not accurate. It's an old wives tale, and to be honest, I don't give a damn what color my child is, I just want her healthy.

Why do people care what color she turns out. We'll figure it out sooner or later.

Right now she is red. I assume she will come out tan. I really don't care, she's beautiful to me.