We were lying in bed this morning, when Nik looked at my arm and said: “Are you brown, mama? Are you brown?”
I said: “Yes, I’m brown.”
Then he looked down at himself and said, in a really soft voice: “I’m white.”
Me: “No, you are brown too, Nik.”
Nik, looking at Anjali: “Anjali’s white.”
Me: “Anjali’s is brown too.”
Pete told me later that I had missed a good opportunity to address light/dark brown. I was just so taken aback by the comments that I said the bare minimum.
I guess I should be more on my toes with this kid!