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Ten Times Being A Black Mom Got Awkward AF

Did she really just ask to touch my daughter's hair?!

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1. When the baby shower invitation said BYOB...

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...and you misunderstood.

Oops.
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Oops.

2. When you tried to explain to your White mom friend why Dipsy is your favorite Teletubbie...

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...and couldn't find the words.

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3. When you tried to explain to your White mom friend what a "whoopin'" is...

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...and she cried.

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4. AND when you tried to explain to your White mom friend that your Mom used a wire hanger/wooden spoon/extension cord for unique reasons...

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...and she cried.

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5. When you watched the news footage of the Harambe/gorilla pit zoo debacle and declared with authority, "hmph, if that was a Black kid..."

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...only to then see on the close-up that IT WAS INDEED A BLACK KID.

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Mind. Blown.

6. When your White mom friend Face-timed you excited to show you her also White daughter's cornrows...

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and waited for your reaction.

7. When your daughter's preschool teacher asked you why your daughter's been calling all her friends Felicia...

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and asked you who exactly Felicia is...

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Oh, you know. Kids.

8. When you saw one of those kiddie safety leashes on a disappointed toddler at the parade...

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...and then stalked the kid with plans to undo it.

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9. When you smiled supportively as your White mom friends referred to each other as "Supermoms" for cooking, cleaning, holding down a job, breastfeeding, being single moms, or all of the above...

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...when you know that you, your Mom, your granny, all your aunties, and your ancestors have had to do THE EXACT SAME THING for generations without a pat on the back.

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just sayin...

10. When a perky White stranger approached you and your daughter in Target OBSESSED with your daughter's natural hair...

Because it's amazing, duh.
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Because it's amazing, duh.

...and you cringed because you knew what was coming in 5...4...3...2...

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OHMYGOD, CAN I TOUCH IT?!!

Ummmmmmm...
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Ummmmmmm...

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