I just have to share my frustration with our government's desire to label people. In some ways I can understand it, and I've even used it to my advantage in the past, but my frustration came to a head with the birth of my child. I was in the hospital and still reeling from the shock of an unnecessary c-section when I was accosted to fill out the form for DS's birth certificate. Whenever I have the option to only check one box, I almost ALWAYS select "Other" because I really dislike being forced to choose one part of my heritage over another. Well, after I did that, the woman who took the papers from me came back and told me I couldn't choose other, because "they don't like that." Such BS! Don't put it on the form if it's not really an option. Anyway, I was in such a fragile state I started to cry, and it still upsets me to think about it. How do other biracial mamas handle this? What do you do for your children? I just wish "Biracial" or "check all that apply" was always an option, but it's not and I can't just start crying every time I'm faced with this issue, especially on behalf of DS.
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6/30/09 at 12:00pm