Owen (background) & Kyle (foreground), age 12 months, on vacation in Jamaica
Thank you to all who read the post below (And You Wonder Why I Dress My Boys the Way I Do?), and to all of you who linked and left comments and emailed me regarding it. That post has quickly become the most popular post we’ve ever had on the J-M Family Blog. The viral quality of it left me feeling unexpectedly affirmed (I expected the usual onslaught of negativity that I usually get whenever I post something even slightly provocative). It is rare to feel so un-alone in this white-mama-raising-beautiful-black-boys journey. Thanks for helping me feel like I’m not the only one with these thoughts and feelings. If you haven’t read the comments on that post, you really should; the comments are probably more important than that post itself.
Tomorrow we get back to our usual routine (K & O were on school break this past week, so it was anything but the ordinary week). And we will try to get back into a rhythm and groove… but we won’t forget Trayvon Martin.