Angela - posted on 09/26/2012 ( 92 moms have responded )
So what i really need is some opinions on if I am just being sensitive or if this is really as insulting and inappropriate as I feel it is.
My 8 week old son entered this world with a surprise from the beginning. He was born with the biggest blue eyes and perfectly almost invisible blonde hair (including eyebrows and lashes) anybody's ever seen. Not really a big deal to me since I also share those features. But here is where the shock comes in...Daddy is Latino and therefore dark complected with the dark features to compliment. It was an initial shock to everyone since we all expected a little Latino baby to pop out but genetics are a funny thing. From the beginning there has always been a lot of comments from the paternal family about how light he is and its quite a novelty I understand since they have never experienced light babies before. Here is where I start to get offended...they nicknamed my baby "gringo" which i find rude and as of last night when they returned the baby to me after a day of babysitting they had drawn his eyebrows on with black eyeliner pencil...it was not really dark, but I could instantly tell that something had been done to his face. My partner thinks i am over reacting and I should not think anything of it. He states they just wanted to " see what he looks like" with eyebrows. I think it is mean and they need to love that blonde little baby just the way he is. I would never in a million years think of drawing on the face of an infant....So there it is....can I get some opinions please