The Jasper Chronicles

The Journal of a Cynical Dad

Sunday, July 05, 2009


Me: You're a very bright boy.

The Boy: Mommy's bright too. Me and Mommy are bright. Not like you, you're dark.

Me: Well, I am darker than you. (I'm Chinese).

Five minutes later...

Me: Can I have a kiss goodnight?

TB: No.

Me: Why?

TB: Because you're dark. Not light like me and Mom.

Me: So I don't get a kiss?

TB: Nope, because you're dark.

I should force him to watch Michael Jackson's Black and White video. He might not learn about tolerance, but the video is so awful he'll never do it again.