We keep a journal of funny things our kids say or do. I thought I’d share a couple with you today. These are both about the wonderful color-blindness of our children.
One day in the car, Em, then 9, mentioned that someone had recently told her how much she and Jake, one of our then-6-year-old twins, look alike. “Yeah,” said Dave, my husband, “you two are very like each other.”
From the backseat, Maddie (the other twin) piped up, “Yeah, and me and Patrick look alike.” (Patrick is our youngest; he’s adopted from Uganda.)
Pause, then, “Except that his skin is brown and mine isn’t.”
Jake was in the hallway at church when his buddy Christian walked by and said, “Jake, is that you?”
This puzzled Jake–why hadn’t his friend recognized him?
After thinking for a few minutes, Jake offered the suggestion: “I think he thought I was Patrick.”