Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Advantages of not fitting in

True story from our exile in Utah: Our then-4- and -2-year-old children would often play with groups of similarly-aged children outside, but we’d never have to worry about knowing whether our children had wandered away and gotten lost or not—we’d simply look at the gaggle of children, count to make sure that there were two heads of brown hair amidst all the blondes, and happily continue on.

Seriously, the number of people there who were stunned to find out that children are sometimes born with hair colors other than blond and eye colors other than blue…

1 comment:

Heather the Mama Duk said...

It's funny... the way the bishop's wife quickly identifies her children is to count the blond heads amongst the sea of brunettes. They are seriously the only blond, blue eyed kids in the ward and the only ones in their classes at school. They are from Utah. My best friend is in Utah and her kids, except one, are blond with blue eyes. Interesting.