5.28.2008

you can be anything you want... except maybe that...

Ocean informed me tonight that he's black. Though we've never discussed race and he has yet to ask questions about ethnicity. At any rate, the conversation went like this:

O: I'm black mommy.
Me: What?
O: I'm black.
Me: Did you just say you're black?
O: Mmm-hmmm.
Me: Awesome.
O: Yeah.

I don't think he had any idea what he was saying. But it was pretty awesome.

3 comments:

Jeff & Alysa said...

that is the best conversation ever!!

LisaRoze said...

I had a similar conversation with Jacob when he was 4 or 5. He had asked what God looked like and I said I wasn't exactly sure, and that I'm sure he looked different to different folks. Jacob thought about that and then very convincingly said "No, I'm pretty sure God's black."

Melodie said...

I love it :)

Ethiopians are primarily orthodox Christians. When I traveled there, I was surprised to find that in their version, Jesus IS black.

The idea that he would have been blond with a tiny little Irish nose always was a bit ridiculous...