Not that I want to make my blog all about the things kids say, but...
I forced my eight year old to watch part of the inauguration today. Told him it is history in the making, and he will be glad later on that he saw it. It is the first black president.
He gave me an odd look. "He's not black!"
His brother agreed. "He is only half and half. He is like me."
"Ok," I said, "but his wife is black, so it is still history - the first black person to be in the White House." Trying to get him to be quiet and pay attention.
He did pay attention, rapt attention. He wanted to see the President's wife. He waited and waited. Then she got out of the car.
Disappointment tinged his voice, "Mom! She's not black, either! She is just brown, too."