So this past weekend, I took the Cheekers to see a movie (The new Chipmunks...cute but not going to win an award...know what I mean?).
The ticket taker was a young African American boy with Vitaligo.
For those who are not aware of what Vitaligo is, it looks like this:
Now everyone is thinking Michael Jackson.
Come on...you know you were.
Anywho, my son was handing the boy the tickets when he says:
"Hey you are two different colors! I've never seen anyone with 2 different colors, do you know you are 2 colors?"
At this point I was hoping the floor would open up & swallow me. That obviously didn't happen.
So I sort of laughed and said "Hey, everyone's different. I look different, you do, those people do..."
Luckily the boy had a great attitude and he responded to my little guy "Yep, I think it's awesome"
To which Cheeks said "Yep! It is"
He proceeded to talk, loudly, all the way down the hall to the theater about the 2 different colored boy.
I proceeded to tell him it's not polite to comment on other people and it's really cool how that boy looks.
I've never pointed out differences among people to my son.
He is just now starting to notice.
I just never thought he would comment on it.
Thankfully everyone he's ever said anything to, has laughed it off & explained things to him.
People are good!
How has your kiddo embarrassed you lately?