Yes, I know, this isn’t the promised reunion post…hold your horses. I’m spending my days painting again.
After kindergarten was over, I posted some artwork of Luke’s that depicted him with rather, ahem, tan skin. You can take a look at that here…good stuff.
Fast-forward two years to Bennett as a kindergartener. Matt and I showed up to the school open house tonight, where we get a curriculum overview and a little taste of what their school day is like. And there’s this cute little packet on the table with Bennett’s artwork on the front, where he’s colored in an outline of a person to look like himself. Except, it looks like this:
I know, right? They seriously do NOT get that they are pale white kids. Because down the hall in second grade, there were a couple of self-portraits of Luke, and in one of them, he was pretty light, but in the other, he was dark.
What’s funny is that the boys’ school is full of all different nationalities, and Luke’s class alone is probably 40% non-Caucasian. I mean, they do lessons on embracing all colors of skin, etc. so it’s addressed. Can he really not see the difference?
It’s totally cracking me up.