Mommy, Why is My Skin Lighter Than Yours?
[Editor's Note: One of the challenges of having a mixed-race family is explaining to the kids why their skin is not the same color as either parent. Even for parents who are biracial themselves, like Christy from Quirky Fusion, it can be a heartbreaking subject. --Grace]
Bug, who is five, is starting to notice things like this and has become a bit obsessed. He doesn’t seem to notice or care that his skin is a shade or two darker than his dad’s. What he notices, and has become quite concerned with, is that his skin is much lighter than mine.