KatieMorris - posted on 07/30/2016 ( 6 moms have responded )
I have two boys, the first is very fair skinned like his father (who is mixed) and the my second son has more color like me (toffee complexion). I am African American and my husband is mixed so he is very fair (mother is mixed with black and white and so is his father. Sadly my MIL treats my fair son (3 years old) a lot better than my darker son (15 months). We live 500 miles away so we visit them every 8 weeks or so and when we used to visit when we only had DS1 she used to always make a huge commotion about DS1. She would get excited and scream at every sight of him. She used to want to point out features of his that she has and would always say that the baby looked like her son and her side (which annoyed the hell out of me). Now that we have DS2 she wants no parts of him. My husband thinks DS2 looks like him in a different complexion, she quickly tries to correct him and say no or goes silent. She tries to imply that DS2 looks like me but would never dare say DS1 looks anything like me. She does not get excited about DS2 at all and rarely posts his pictures on her FB where she posts my DS1 all the freakin time. I never knew someone would base their love and affection of their grandchild on complexion and looks. Am I the only one who thinks this is strange?