Justin and I were thrilled when Robbie finally started naming colors in English. Especially when he started getting them right. Until he started labeling everything he saw. Including people.
It’s happened a few times – Robbie pointing and shouting, “Look! Black!” In public. Loudly.
Justin was with him the first time it happened at a restaurant. Then it happened at Kids Place. And then tonight – at the mall.
I have no idea how to actually deal with this. I’ve spoken to Robbie. I’m not so sure that he gets the idea of race, and I wonder if it’s because he was mostly around Asians and white people in Massachusetts. So, much to my chagrin, I have started trying to point out other colors when he starts shouting, “Black!”
I’m not sure how long that will work… Or how to deal with it a little better. Any suggestions?