Adam just came in from preschool. After he got off the bus I asked him as I always do, “how was school today?” and “What did you do/learn today?”

Adam: QURAN! and a boy took a booger out of his nose!

Then he ran home with his friend and left me to imagine exactly what took place.

Yesterday, my daughter in 1st grade came home to tell me that she is friends with my friend’s daughter, ‘…you know your friend that looks like a maid.” She was referring to my Filipino friend. It made me wonder what her friends think I look like. I see the confusion on their faces when I answer the door. Black maids are rare here (I have an Ethiopian one), Asian maids are more common, but I don’t look Ethiopian – so I wonder who they think I am.