This is our new bedtime/nap time favorite! I am often amazed at how in tuned to and aware that our little ones can be. Somethings that I expected in the later years are actually there already. One is how our girls would perceive the differences amongst our family. We all know what it feels like when we venture out into public...the looks, the comments, the questions. But I am truly surprised at Ella's awareness at the age of 3.
Ella talks ALOT about her black hair, in such a way that it seems to me that she is aware that it is "different" from ours. Chelsea and I always tell her that we would LOVE to have her beautiful silky hair and we would!! And then there is the skin color, which she never really mentioned. We started reading this book and she just glued herself to it. What surprised me is her insistence that her skin is light brown not dark brown. We just read the book, we don't really dialouge with it, yet she takes it upon herself to discuss how light her skin is(emphasizing light)...almost in a defensive type of way. Now, this is indeed true in the winter months...but come spring, her skin turns a beautiful dark, golden brown color, that again most of us would LOVE to have! Her skin is so intriguing...it literally tends to darken with the season...we have only been able to go outside a couple of days so far(weather wise) and already her skin is several shades darker. I used to think it was the sun, but it really doesn't seem to be just that.
She is breathtakingly beautiful to us and we pray she grows up with the same self image that we have of her!
I am waaaaay cool!
These two are not easy to keep up with, especially on these slide things, but I can do it!!!
**I just noticed someone's foot was in the top picture, but don't have time to change it. LOL!**
so, it is what it is!
Monday, April 21, 2008
posted at 12:52 PM