Mishon - posted on 04/27/2012 ( 20 moms have responded )
I need to vent and to get feedback just to see if I am being reasonable. I am multi-racial but consider myself black and my husband is white. Our one year old is very fair in color. Yesterday my husband brought home a watermelon to eat. My older two kids (teenagers) don't like water melon and I don't care either way so I never buy it. My husband's father (white) really likes watermelon, so my husband thought it would be fun to introduce the baby to the fruit. He liked eating it, but my husband then decided to take a photo of my son in his highchair with a carved out watermelon rind on the tray, and post it on Facebook. I let him know I wasn't happy, and that my mother would be very shocked when she saw it. Sure enough she commented under the photo, "have you lost your mind?" After that my mother-in-law who is in town overheard us talking about the photo, and chimed in that she loves eating watermelon so she does not see what the big deal is. I said, "your white" she said there are black people who eat it, so I told her they don't take pictures of hemselves eating it. She got upset and got up, and my husband said that MY mother and I make him so mad sometimes, and spent the next two hours brooding and not speaking.
Did I miss something? I didn't even freak out or yell, I calmly let him know that I did not like the photo being on Facebook, so why is he the one pouting?