Today I was (again) telling her the tale of how my dad hammered my finger and broke it when I was in third grade. (The more I tell it, the more dramatic it gets.) But that's not the point of the story.
In the story, I was going into great detail about my dad's landscaping business and how I was his best helper. (Yeah, sure, my other sisters were his helpers too, but I am pretty sure I was the best helper.) I told her all the scenarios about how I scraped mower decks, stacked firewood and helped him pick up tools that he dropped. (I can see you getting a picture in your mind of how helpful I was.)
I was divulging all of these details to Nia and she said, "Yeah, it's too bad you didn't have any brothers."
And I said, "Why?"
And she said, "Cause then Grandad could have had really good helpers."
She also told me this week that when she grows up she's going to be a doctor "for white people." I seriously almost drove off the road. Upon further (stern) probing I learned that she simply meant she wants to be a doctor in the US (as opposed to Haiti) and most of the people she knows from the states are white. Except Nico, (she was very clear on that she realized he wasn't white but he was American.) So I guess he will be allowed to visit her practice. :)
How is this sexist, racist child MY daughter?
Have I taught her nothing?!?