As I’m sure regular readers will know, my children have beautiful ginger hair (or at least I think it’s beautiful).
I love their hair colour and until yesterday they’d never experienced anything other than positive comments about their hair colour but last night when I took them shopping a little boy pointed at us and said ‘Look at that ginger family Dad’ and laughed. He didn’t say it in a mean way that was particularly upsetting or anything, it’s just that it’s made them question why he pointed out that we were ginger. After all, we didn’t feel the need to point at his family and say ‘Look at that brown haired family’.
I’ve told them that their hair colour is beautiful and that people pay to get their hair dyed the same colour as them and they seemed to have forgotten all about it this morning when they got up but that’s not really the point. I shouldn’t have to be having this conversation with them at all.
It’s not OK to single someone out by their skin colour, size, nationality or even their age but it’s apparently fine to do so because of their hair colour – How is that acceptable?
Anyway, rant over. I’ll leave you with my favourite ginger picture….