Because of my student teaching, my sons have been exposed to commercials at my parents’ house. Back a few months ago, Rice Krispies was running a commercial with an African-American mother and her two kids, making Rice Krispie Treats in egg form and placing a couple of candies in the middle.
We were eating a snack at the breakfast bar in my parents’ house, watching TV, when the commercial came on.
Tornado E: Mommy, that’s you!
Me: What? (I mean.) Why do you think that’s me?
I’m just a few shades darker than albino with blonde hair and light eyes. I don’t tan. I become a darker shade of white. I do not look anything like the mother in the commercial. Besides my hair is a lot longer.
Tornado E: Because you like making things with us, just like the mom in the commercial.
Oh. Well, there’s that.
Me: (smile) Thanks, baby. I do like making things with you. Should we make those?
Tornado E: YES!