Sunday, February 21, 2010
My Ethiopian Genes
I wanted to document this in the eternal archive of the blogsphere. And, my husband thinks it's funny, so I will share...
Over the course of our adoption journey, I (Carrie) have had two separate people, separated by a few months, tell me that I look Ethiopian. I, of course, was not at all surprised. I've always had this seed of doubt that I am a whitey through and through. You see the woman holding the little girl in these pictures above? I think that is what I would look like if I actually were Ethiopian. A little game we like to play is to find the Chinese equivalent of people who are not Chinese. I found myself doing it in Ethiopia too. It's weird when you find someone that looks like you though.
Hubs mocks me at how proud I am that those two people mentioned my Ethiopianess. I think he's just jealous.