IKEA, home goods, and whether color matters

“Do you have these cups?  Everyone I know has these cups…I can’t help from paying attention to which color I’m giving to the kids.  I know, I know, I’m not supposed to teach them that color matters, and I’m just supposed to grab the two cups from the top of the pile and put them on the table without thinking about it.  But I don’t. 

Because do you know what happens when I put the pink cup down in front of my son?  A shitstorm of monumental proportions.  And I can try to reason with him and tell him color doesn’t matter, but by this point he’s wailing and past the point of no return and he’d rather die of thirst.”

Should we talk to our kids about race? – Baby Sideburns

2 thoughts on “IKEA, home goods, and whether color matters

  1. That was a great read. Thanks for sharing that one.
    I do not have the cups, but I did when my kids were smaller. Moo’s the only one who ever cared and always wanted orange. Now we have the Fiesta and yes, they do care about the colors, but they care more about what’s inside. (We sorta have assigned colors, just like seats, really.)

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