Third day of preschool. Yes, I did have to take another picture of Grace.
I also had to chat with Grace a little about other kids...specifically, other kids who say things that aren't really that nice. I figured it would take a little time at preschool before someone would say something that was hurtful. I was wrong. I forgot how outgoing Grace can be. She marched up to a little girl and asked her if she wanted to "be my friend?" The little girl looked at Grace and said "No."
I am sure this comment was only a typical little kid comment...nothing to do with race...right?
Well, it got me thinking. It got me and Grace talking. I asked her if it was alright that she and I don't "match." She looked at me like I was crazy and said, "Mom...moms and their kids don't have to match." OK. Good. She understands that. I am sure of it. The way she runs into my arms when I pick her up from preschool assures me of that.
Now if only I could "run into" that little girl that doesn't want to be Grace's friend....
"Moms and their kids don't have to match." - Grace