While helping my son change into his bed clothes he asks: why am I brown? Then he lists his classmates who are “Brown” as well.

So I fumbled this one. I was caught off guard, I didn’t have a straight answer. I kinda mumbled “because that’s who we are”, it’s like I mentally and automatically went into a deep dive into racism in America history. I’m talking to a three year old. I want to insert pride AND open mindedness. I want to install acceptance of self AND a sense of humbleness.

If this follows suit like all new ideas, thoughts and experiences. This will come up again and I will not punt this one!

We are brown because that’s the color God made the chosen people…or something powerful and profound like that…yeah.

Find this in the manual in chapter 23: “Brown Is Beautiful Because Colors Are Beautiful”


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