All afternoon Rhubarb and Blueberry played "Malia and Sasha". My Haitian daughter and my Irish-Norwegian daughter played "Malia and Sasha".
I have a dream that one day... little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers.Tonight, while reading with Rhubarb, I commented that her hair looked pretty (I had removed her beads today, but left the braids in). She responded, a grin plastered on her face, "Don't I look like Malia?" Yes, my daughter, you do. You look a lot like the daughter of our current president. For the first time in history little brown girls all over the world can grin widely and confidently in the knowledge that they look like the daughter of the president of the United States.
Today was a beautiful day.