It is always very entertaining to me to hear comments from people when they see me enter an establishment with my troops. I realize that it's hard not to stare, as I have 3 kids-- 3 and under.
But the things that people actually say, OUT LOUD, to me-- never ceases to amaze me.
I have been asked if I am a nanny, or in the childcare profession. I am constantly asked, "Are they all yours?"
I'm sure that the best is yet to come, but I don't think that I would get quite so many comments if my children all looked like me. But they don't.
My son has dark hair and dark eyes. Much different than my pale skinned, blonde haired, blue eyed self. But the interesting thing to me is that I don't physically see that-- to me, he is just my baby, my son. I envy his beautiful skin tone!
Of course I know that he looks different, but I love him. Period. Period.
That's it... him.
I don't think he sees the difference either, yet. I know that a day will come when he will realize that he does not look like mommy and daddy. But for now, I am just enjoying my little family at a time when none of them see a difference.
Wouldn't it be amazing if we could all just see each other for who we are and not our outer shells? If we could see each other as God sees us. I don't think that God says, "Oh yeah, that's Amy... one of my white children."
As much as I would love for society to see everyone as the same, I know that's not reality. Fortunately, I see it as quite humorous most of the time. It is entertaining to come home to my husband and tell him what the 'comment of the day was. :)
I love that our 'little' family is different!
For your entertainment-Some of my favorite received comments:
He doesnt live with you does he?
Are you in the childcare business?
How far apart are they? Me: 6 months (I love watching them do the math!)
Are they all yours? Me: Yes. Them: Really??? Me: Yes.
How did you do that?
Some of my favorite thought but not said comments:
Man... she must get around.
Wonder what her husband looks like?
How do you have a set of twins that look so different?