How precious!! And such a cute baby :)
Your baby is beautiful, but isn't that "Indian" joke a little...dated (at best)?
I just found your blog and have enjoyed reading your story and seeing your pictures. Thank you for sharing. Congratulations on your beautiful baby boy, what a blessing! I like your crafts and I think that you are talented and very brave to offer your writings for others to read. Good job.
oh my god, you are killing me--- can't wait to HOLD him on Monday . .E
I really like your blog and think your baby is beautiful and certainly will continue to be a fan...but...as an Aboriginal woman I was a little saddened to see the cartoonization of my people here. Especially since the experience of American "Indians" was not as joyful as the perpetuated myth. Elsie from Vancouver, British Columbia
I wanted to address both the anonymous comment and Elsie's comment: this was simply a play on words being that my son is half Indian (Asian Indian)...we often call him our little Indian since he looks so much like my Indian husband (and unfortunately not much like his mama!).I am very sensitive to race being that I am in a mixed-race marriage, and my child is mixed-race. I am in no way endorsing the treatment of Native Americans...however, given what the celebration of Thanksgiving has come to symbolize in the USA- the Indians and the Pilgrims- this was simply a nod to the holiday.I am sorry if I offended anyone...that was never my intention and I apologize.
While your apology is appreciated, and you note that you are sensitive to race due to your relationships, you should be mindful that your racial experiences are by choice. You chose to marry your husband, you chose to have a biracial child. Not all of us have been granted the chance to make that choice for ourselves. It can be especially insulting when a joke such as this comes from a person who appears to be of white heritage. I do not mean to make a huge deal about the one picture, but aim to point out the privilege you have and seem to ignore in your apology.
Christine, I've checked in on your blog off and on for months since I first discovered you. I just wanted you to know how much I enjoy it, and with my own first baby due in about 4 weeks, I've really enjoyed seeing little Vijay grow! This is the first time I've wanted to post a comment rather than be an anonymous fan, and the other day I stopped in my tracks after seeing the first comment from anonymous. I came back this morning to see if you had a new post, and was curious to see if there were any more comments along these lines.I was pretty shocked to see the first anonymous comment, then really irritated to see the second comment along the same lines. I believe you handled it as you should have. Obviously, you meant no ill will and it was clearly a reference to your son's actual Indian heritage (I haven't been reading your blog that long and even I figured that out). I get so tired of seeing personal blogs like yours raked over the polically correct coals by people like Anonymous. It is your blog, and you have the right to say what you want. And when someone takes your words and meaning completely out of context, particularly in this case, it is annoying and disrespectful to say the least. You, Christine, seem like the kindest, sweetest, most giving and generous soul in the blogs I follow and I'm irritated that you have to put up with a lecture by someone with an ax to grind with anyone who doesn't help them perpetuate their victim mentality.You should be free to say what you want without the fear of your words and meanings being manipulated by others, and Anonymous is more than free to bypass your blog and read others that are more in tune with their way of thinking.Ugh, sorry. I just couldn't let this go. Please continue doing what you're doing. I love your blog and get so much inspiration from it.
Oh my goodness, he is such a munchkin! So cute!!!!!
I love your blog Christine...... thanks for inspiring me.Your little man is so adorable!
Oh my HEAVENS!!! I want to EAT HIM WHOLE!!!!XOXO
Your bubba is adorable! may he grow up to be happy and healthy and achieve everything his wee heart desires x
Hi Christine,I wanted to thank you for responding to my and the anonymous comment. It wasn't my intention to rake you over any political correctness coals and I do also get the sense that you are extremely sensitive and caring (and uber-talented, to boot). Perhaps I should have sent you an email instead of making it appear I meant to publicly shame you or any such thing. I make no assumptions of your intentions and my quick and personalized reaction was not my intention to hurt you. After being quiet for years about the hurt caused to indigenous people around the world I have recently found a strong voice and I have trouble with people thinking it is ok to dress for Halloween, etc. as a race of people. Blargh. Online forums can be so difficult to express yourself the way you intend. I find myself wanting to respond to Melissa's comment but this is your personal blog about your family and your work. I will leave it at that. Thank you. Elsie