Jenny - posted on 05/07/2012 ( 1 mom has responded )
I know that when I usually think of biracial babies, I think black and white. I know that's not always the case. when I tell ppl that my daughter is mixed race, they assume first, that her dad is black, when they hear her last name, they assume she's mexican. Chamorro is not a common race, especially in the midwest where we live, so she doesn't get very much interaction with kids who share the same culture as her. I try to spend a lot of time with her fathers family to counter act that, but because they live in Washington and we live in Michigan it is difficult. I tried moving out to Washington, but couldn't afford it because I couldn't find a job out there. I will be looking again when her dad retires in a couple of years, but at the moment, I have to endure and try to explain away the comments that my very racist family makes to her about other races. Do any of you have this type of problem, and can you offer some advice? It was easy up til now. She is 4 now, and she is forming ideas but I want her own ideas to form, not the ideas of the people I am related to.