My daughter is super racistJanuary 18, 2010
When told that Monday was Martin Luther King’s birthday, my 4 year old daughter asked that we throw a birthday party for him. We agreed, although I’m not sure who we’ll invite.
The missus explained to the cupcake that MLK himself wouldn’t be attending, because “he lives very far away.” Later, having not checked with her on what the story was, I explained that MLK wouldn’t be attending because “he is dead.”
There are many downsides to being a single parent, but one benefit would be never having to keep your stories straight.
I’m not sure the cupcake believes me that MLK is in fact dead, because earlier tonight we had an African American door to door salesman come by, and after he left, we had the following exchange:
LBC: Who was that ?
The Missus: No one honey, just a man selling something.
LBC: Well, I think he looked like Martin Luther King.
Super racist four year old! Not every black male looks like Martin Luther King!