As I was hugging my precocious nine-year old good-bye this morning, the following conversation occurred:
Lil miss: Mommy, you’re really white.
Me: Yes, dear, I was born this way.
Lil miss: White like a vampire’s butt.
I am Irish descent; I’m white as rice. My adorable meztisa (half Filipina/half white) child is a beautiful caramel color. As she puts it, her mom is light, she is medium and her dad is dark. I love her analogies. She never ceases to amaze me with her perspectives.