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The World according to a Beast

More evidence I'm a bad mother - the very NON.PC vocab of my 3yr old Beast. At her preschool she is ...* best friends with someone she calls, "Chinaboy." But darling, what's his name? "Chinaboy! I already tell you!" And then she catches sight of him arriving with his mum and she yells, "There he… Continue reading The World according to a Beast

life in New Zealand, race issues in New Zealand, racism in New Zealand, sleepless in samoa

Black and white

I have a confession to make. I am not color blind. When I take my daughter to ballet class - I notice that she's the only brown child in the entire academy. When SD is busted for an episode of rough play(aka :bullying) - I notice that the unfortunate little boy who ran crying to… Continue reading Black and white