Monday, March 29, 2010
I flashed back to elementary school and remembered that this question came up for a biracial classmate of mine while taking some standardized test. Unlike the U.S. Census, this particular test only allowed for one race to be declared. I don't know which he ended up choosing.
For those that know me, my Chinese heritage is not too influential in my life. I honestly wish it was a little more and for that, I blame my parents (just kidding, Mom and Dad!). How will Abigail identify herself? I know this question is not new, and is one that most of my extended family has dealt with in the lives of their kids. However, it struck me personally as I thought about how we would raise Abigail. It will be interesting to see how her American-Chinese-English-Irish identity will play out in her sense of self and relationships with others as she gets older.
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Thursday, March 18, 2010
The whirlwind of Abigail's birthday, my parents' visit, and going out of town has settled down long enough for me to finally get some pictures up here of Abigail's first birthday. Mom and Dad were able to fly in for the weekend, and we had a birthday party for Abby's little friends and their parents. What a fun (and exhausting!) time that was! I can't believe our little baby is already a year old...what a blessing she is!