As I entered the room to pick Zeke up, the woman working hopped up and met me at the door. "I have to tell you about a conversation Zeke had with another boy." Oh. Here we go.
Apparently another 4 year old (one who frequently gives me the stink eye) starting quizzing Zeke after I left the room. The conversation started something along the lines of whether I was really his mom. Normal trans racial stuff. Par for our course. Then he said to Zeke:
"Why do you have brown skin like that?"Zeke didn't miss a beat. He didn't even glance up from his race cars. He said:
"Because that is how God made me. And when I grow up I will be a good man. A brown skinned man."The end. Back to playing. Enough of an answer for a 4 yo. Well, those poor YMCA women aren't used to these kinds of heart-in-your throat conversations. They were in tears. It was kind of awesome for me to see their reactions at something so normal in our family, yet so remarkable to the rest of the world. I easily forget how