Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Take a Drive

Yesterday was Martin Luther King Jr. Day and we had a day off from school.  We decided to go out to lunch and then we took a drive.  Our drive ended after we actually found the town of Ola.  Yes there is a quaint little town in our area called Ola and it has a one room school house (with solar panels) and a gorgeous little white church (I didn't take my camera, but got pictures from a lady that I work with at school that lives up there).  It was neat to see that a place like that still exists.  On our drive home Daxtyn vomited (oh what fun) and Talvyn stopped complaining (for once).  It was a nice peaceful day besides the talk that we had to have with Talvyn...

He told us that he hates people with dark skin.  We had to have a long talk about his choice and figure out the root causes.  It was a tough talk to have with a 6 year old.  We finally figured out that he just thinks that white skin is really pretty and he doesn't like dark skin color.  We still lectured on the importance of finding beauty on the inside.  I guess of all the days to have that talk with our child it was the right day to do it on.

1 comment:

Rita Peck said...

it is wierd how kids get those thoughts. We have a missionary that is Polenesian and my daughter pointed at him and said he looks funny. Russell says that dark skin looks wierd too. We have had to have many talks about we are all God's children and why their skin is not wierd. What a fun place to visit.