We were having a fantastic family day out recently when it suddenly occurred to me that I was getting a few double takes and head tilts from those who happened to look in my direction.
Could it be they recognize me from my ten seconds on Good Day LA?
Nah, that's not it.
Maybe videos I've done on momlogic: car seat safety? drinking on playdates? spanking?
parenting teens? nannies gone wild? throwing a simple party?
Nope. Nope. And definitely nope.
Oooh, maybe my blog has become this overnight success and I'm finally about to break into the stay-at-home-and-make-enough-to-support-my-family world!
Uh, not quite.
It didn't take me long to discover that people weren't staring at me because they might know me, it's because my daughter is Asian.
Oh right, I forgot!
I joke but it's true -- It actually exits my mind that she would be seen as different from her practically translucent, freckly, reddish-haired mama. She's just such a part of us now that her physical appearance is less of what I notice, and more of who she is has taken it's place. Ask her brothers how she's different and they'll look at you like you have two heads. In fact, I thought I would play the whole 'everyone is special' game with the boys tonight after reading their bedtime stories. My creative way of addressing it was flipped on its head when my four-year-old pointed out if was me who was distinct in our family -- uh mom, no one else has blue eyes.
You can't argue that one.
So while it might take a little while to adjust to this newfound attention, I totally get it. Because I think most of us (definitely more than maybe some care to admit) take notice when we see situations that aren't the usual. I can live with that.
Just be warned, I may stare back.