Today it was gorgeous outside after work- 60′ and sunny. Ryan and I have been carpooling to work lately and dropping S. off at preschool on the way. We play his ipod mix which includes Raffi songs spliced with Jack Johnson, Billie Holiday, The Beatles, Count Basie, and some French rap because I simply love music too much to play Baa Baa Black Sheep on repeat. I pick S. up and then we get Ryan from work since I get out earlier than him. To kill some time before he was ready to go at 5:00, we went to the nearby elementary school playground. There was a small group of 14 or 15 year old black girls hanging out by the swings. One of them made multiple comments within earshot about “the white girl with that black baby”. It was intriguing to me and honestly I wanted to ask her what she was really thinking. As in, what should I know about why you think this is an issue? I just finished two books about fostering toddlers; next on the list are some about raising transracial children. New things everyday. Regardless, it turns out that, upon arriving home, kids of any skin color like swinging. Thoughts?