Ben loves to listen to the Black Eyed Peas. A few days ago, one of their songs came on the radio and I started to sing along.
"You can't sing that mom." Ben informed me.
"For your information, Fergie and I are the same age." I replied.
"Well, Fergie is black so its ok for her." Ben said.
"Uhh, no she isn't."
To explain, we live in an area where it is very uncool to be white, which we are, and Ben is the only white child in his grade at school.
At this point, I told Ada who was on the computer to search You Tube for "Kids Incorporated."
I watched this show all the time growing up. I wanted to be Stacy (as her name was back then) since we were the same age.
The kids were so shocked by this video that they didn't even finish it.
The next day Ben told his friends at school that Fergie was white.
They didn't believe him.