Thursday, July 31, 2008


I forgot to tell you, and was so sad to hear this, that when the worker was taking the kids to their grandparents, M (the 8 year old) made some pretty racial remarks. I am so sad. I wish there was no such thing as prejudice. It just throws me off balance when I actually see or hear it, it seems so foreign to me to think that someone is "less" because they are a different color. And so sad for me to know that now. That is probably why M was always asking Braeden to stop roughhousing or "climbing" on him. He just really liked M and was trying to always sit by him or hug him or sit "on" / with him. Breaks my heart. Wonder where he could've "learned" that???!!!


Torina said...

Ugh. I hate racism in children. It is so gross. I may have mentioned this before but my daughter came to me totally racist. That was a biggie that I worked on the first year she was with me. We continue to educate and diversify her experiences. ...makes you wonder how will ever eradicate racism when it is taught to our young uns generation after generation...

Julie said...

Sad- he was so young to have such opinions- I guess God is just continuing to watch out for you an your bunch- like we ever questioned that- :) I would hate for your kids or any of ours to ever have to hear that from someone in our own homes- ugh!

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