I always just give them a look and ignore it, but definitely bothers me. But I guess because my husband is black and I am Hispanic they think that we have children out of wedlock and are “living in sin”.
This wasn’t easy for me when I moved to the states, it was hard to understand other people that were different. It was such a surprise because genetics were so different with the first 2 but almost identical withe the 2nd and 3rd.
If I put baby pictures of #2 and #3 I can’t tell them apart (Except for earrings and pink pajamas!
So, when I was growing up, never in a million years I thought I would be married to someone from another race and culture, let alone procreate!
Here we are, almost 14 years later and there are many things I’ve learned about interracial and intercultural relationships and families.
This is hard because we grew up so differently, so we go back and forth trying to compromise on which way is better and would be the most beneficial to our kids.
My oldest is in Pre-K and we’ve been debating for about 2 years already if we are letting him take the subway by himself when he turns 10 or 12 or never- the last being my option! Because we already have such a mix that it just comes natural to have multicultural and multiracial friends. Each pregnancy was so exciting because we had no idea who our kids would look like.It would be a little too tough to understand at first, but if you are willing to learn and understand, it wouldn’t be that difficult to show how you respect your partner’s culture and ethnicity on the way you act when you’re together.At an early stage, do not hesitate to talk about your cultural differences.When I wrote this I didn’t really know how it would make me feel to share or how to even word my post.I am honest and pride myself, so sorry if it’s a bit harsh!!) They know some Spanish, but have a grandma who speaks Tegalog.