So I thought...since we're already in downtown brooklyn, we should go hangout on the Brooklyn Heights Promenade. That would be a great way to destress, try to tan Daniel and of course get a photo.
On the way I stopped in a neighborhood store for some Arizona refreshment. I grab my drink and head up to the counter to pay. Ironically it's a Korean owned store with a older Korean women at the counter. As I'm paying the women starts talking to Daniel. Then she starts a convo with me
Korean counter lady: What's the name
Korean counter lady: Oh, it's a boy
Me: *frown* yes he's a boy
Korean counter lady: Oh so cute.
Me: Thank you. Say Annyeong Haseyo Daniel *paying and getting ready to leave*
Korean counter lady: Oh he's Japanese
Me: *blink, blink* No he's korean...well really Korean and Black *pointing to Daniel and then myself*
Korean counter lady: *stares at me* Uh huh
As I left the store I laughed at the thought of the Korean counter lady telling her family about the black women who came into the store with a Japanese child trying to say first he was HER baby and then he was black AND korean.
As we rolled onto the promenade I saw a mixed group of women with children. One group of mothers with their kids. The other group of babysitters with their kids. Where would I sit? Who can I be friendly with? Honestly I stood there for a few seconds cause I was struck with the option and what it might led to.
If I sit with the moms will they wonder why a baby sitter is in the mommy section? Will I have to explain in detail with DNA diagrams how genetics work and YES he really is my baby? Hmm
If I sit with the babysitters will they shun me after learning I am not part of the "lets complain about our bosses" club? Will I need to convince them that I'm not a spy and I'm just a regular person like them? Hmm
As I stood there looking at them, they sat there looking me waiting for me to choose an alliance. Hmm. I'm wasn't up to dealing with the social politics today so I made my way to an empty bench away from both groups. There I enjoyed the sun, the smell of the sea and Daniels warm baby kisses. What a great end to the day.