My kids are amazing. No I mean like really REALLY amazing!
As you know, my kids are 4, 6, and 8 (and a half, LOL).
I know that all moms have had moments where they are driving and listening to their kids conversations in the back seat. Well, the other day, they had one of those conversations that just made me smile.
I'm waiting in the Walmart parking lot for a guy to pull out of a space and on the side of our car, Miss Missy notices a biracial couple putting groceries into their trunk.
"He can't be her husband. They are not the same." She spoke inquisitively, sounding a little confused.
Sir-Talks-A-Lot and Runnin' Man: "They could still be married, Kennedy."
Sir Talks-A-Lot: "It doesn't matter about your color. It matters about your heart."
Runnin' Man: "It matters about love."
It's moments like that that melt a mama's heart.
Why is it that the world can't think the same way? I teach my kids to not see color. To not judge people by the color of their skin. When Runnin' Man was about 4, he identified everyone by the color of their shirt. "That ORANGE guy right their.." "That BLUE guy on TV..."
That all worked fine for me until we were at my dad's job one day and he kept saying, "That WHITE guy over there That WHITE guy over there..." Okay, I was a bit embarrassed and tried to explain to the "white" guy that he was talking about the color of his shirt and that NO I do not teach my children to be racist. LOL!
But, to hear the kids recognize something so simple as love does not see color...... WOW!
I hear women all the time trying to figure out why Black men marry white women and coming to the conclusion that they are a SELL OUT for doing so.
Or that the reason that White women get with Black men is because of the stereotype about sex.
COME ON, PEOPLE! When are we going to get past the issue of color and see things as simple as children see them? When are we going to let people love who they love, regardless of the color of their skin? Whose business is it of yours, mine or anyone else to judge? Major barriers have obviously been broken with the election of a Black President, but there are many more to conquer. Take notes from children and know that they are innocent enough to see what we all should see. Love sees no color.