If you ever questioned whether or not kids really do see color, here’s a story for you.
My daughter drew this picture for her 1st grade teacher, Mrs. Martin. She drew both faces brown, but here’s the thing – Mrs. Martin is Caucasian. My daughter showed the picture one morning and told me she was going to give it to her teacher. I knew Mrs. Martin was white, but I didn’t say anything to my daughter about it. I just smiled and told her I was positive her teacher would love it.
My daughter proudly gave the picture to her teacher and I secretly worried about whether or not her teacher would say something to her about the inaccuracy of the picture. Instead, she told my daughter how thankful she was for the beautiful drawing and hung it up in her classroom for everyone to see.
Moral of the story: Children are innocent and truth be told, it’s the adults who ruin them with their prejudices and biases. I’ve tried my best to keep my children guarded from such adults and I’m just so happy she’s surrounded by other adults who are equally as committed to letting kids be kids.