Different or Not So Different

Day nine, and I am just too tired to write much of anything. I haven’t adjusted well to the time change (thankfully the little man has!), so I’m feeling extra run down this week.

Anyway, today’s prompt is: When was the first time that you realized that your home was not like other people’s homes?

You know, I’m not sure I really did. I think my family was pretty normal, and so were the families of most of the people I grew up with. At least as far as I noticed. I think, though, that Baby Man will know pretty quickly that our home is different once he starts school. First, his parents are different, with me being of Scottish and Irish descent and his father being Chinese. And, also because we don’t have cable TV and hardly watch TV at all. And, possibly thirdly because of how important computers are to our daily lives.

On the other hand, there are lots of mixed families now, and lots of people who have given up on cable TV. And, well, aren’t computers a big part of nearly everyone’s lives? Maybe we aren’t so different after all.

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  1. Christine says:

    We can have an interesting chat about this next week! In my case, my family was very much like most of those in the neighbourhood where I finished grade school and did high school. Except that I’d lived on 3 different continents.