Monday, February 16, 2009

Now who is the minority?

I took the kids snow sledding today and there were a few other families on the hill. As I got closer, I recognized one of the families was a Jamaican family from Marins' school, and the other family was Dominican. I don't know why it never occurred to me before that we have both Jamaican and Dominican families in our school.

After a while Marin looks at me and says "Do you see all the brown skinned people here?" and I said yes. Whereupon she remarked "Daddy, you are the only white skin boy on this whole hill!"

I mean, I lived in Philadelphia for years and I was never the only white boy on the hill. Here I am in rural Maine, in February, participating in a winter sport, and I am the only white boy on the hill. I can't believe it.

1 comment:

Corinne said...

I love it! Maine is as white as New Hampshire but slowly we are becoming more diverse...this has been Maya's first winter home with us and the snow has been a huge hit...Maya and Daddy built a snow man which our dog promptly pee'd on which led to cries of despair from Maya, "mommy, Buddy made the snow man yellow!" Love your blog!