Your son looks nothing like you!

IMG_6916Dr. J.,
Irving, TX.

It’s true, everyone tries to find similarities between babies and their parents. But the search ends when people see my son’s curly golden hair, blue eyes, and light complexion. Someone once asked me, “are you sure you want to name him Diego?” (when he was 9 months old). I’ll admit it, this is my issue and my sensitivity. Somewhere, though, in all of this, it seems like people are trying to find a way to say, “huh, he’s not dark skinned.” So even though the house is bilingual, we speak Spanish when we’re at the park, at the grocery store, or at my school. And today leaving the park getting into the car he asked for his “agua.” And it was awesome.


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