So, piggybacking on last week’s post, today I’m going to quickly (I hope) answer some of the questions I receive about raising Roey
- Is it hard raising a biracial son?
- Have you gotten any comments about your son?
- How do you define Rohan’s race?
Is it hard raising a biracial son?
Not yet! I know in the future we’re going to have some hard talks. We’ll have to have the same type of serious race-related convos as someone raising a black son, but with an added twist. I have some fears about it actually because I always hear about biracial kids and identity issues, so I want to be sure to make sure he’s got a solid grip on all aspects of who he is.
Have you gotten any comments about your son?
Nothing bad! (Yet) Usually I get compliments on him cuz…. i mean…come on….
hehehe, but I get the “is his daddy white” question often. I haven’t gotten any rude comments, or anyone assuming I’m the nanny…. yet. But from what I read online that’s something that happens to women often. I honestly doubt anyone would think I’m his nanny, but maybe I’m just naive? I guess we’ll see what the future holds.
I think we get looked at a lot more than spoken to. I feel like before having Roey John and I got stares (I told you about that kinda stuff HERE) that could be taken in different ways, but now, when we’re out with the baby, people look at us with “Awwwww” type faces.
How do you define Rohan’s race?
Not a swirl baby, and certainly not a mulatto, and if you call him a half breed…. *shudder*….someone come bail me out.