Simone and Nadia receive a lot of compliments. They are so beautiful. They are so well-behaved. They are so smart.
There has been a lot of chatter in the sphere about stereotypes. Some people say biracial and multiracial children are prettier than others. No one has said that to us, but it certainly has been implied.
I am more worried about the beauty inside. Are they eating well? Are they getting enough sleep? Is Simone ready for Kindergarten? Is Nadia ready to see her sister attend another school? Do they feel safe? Are they comfortable with themselves? Are they learning enough?
It is easy for a stranger to see superficial beauty. It is just one of the ways we judge others. But I have to believe that if Ken and I do our parenting job well, few will care how Simone and Nadia look on the outside.