Monday, February 3, 2020

The worst case of not type casting ever

Our granddaughter, Eleanor, 3 1/2, has been cast as Rosa Parks in her pre-school play about the civil rights movement.

So little blond haired, white girl is going to play a late middle aged Black woman who wouldn't move to the back of the bus!

Mimi and Tim were supposed to move from Brooklyn to Manhattan on February 18, but the play is February 21. That move will put Eleanor in a different pre-school.

The teacher took Mimi's arm when she told her about the move.

"You can't do that," she said urgently, "Eleanor is the only one who can do it!"

So, Mimi and Tim may put the move off for a few days.

Eleanor--so smart and outgoing--is going to get that a lot, I fear, in years to come.

Being 'the only one who can do it' can be a burden.

I hope and pray she'll come to a place where she can say 'no' if she doesn't want to do it.

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