Monday, November 23, 2009

Tami Twin?

Do you remember when I wrote this post about my racial confusion?

That was almost 3 months ago, and in the meantime I have really been working on my white-ness. My tan has faded, my ghetto bootie is a little flatter, and I’m trying to speak in redneck instead of Ebonics.

All was going well, until Saturday night when we were in Old Navy. Shawn was helping me look for a sweater in my size and the girls were behind us marveling at the mannequin display, when I heard this:

“Hey, Mom! That girl looks like you!”

I was afraid to turn around. I knew what was coming. I think Shawn looked first and when I heard him bust out laughing I knew it was true. Alivia was pointing at her:

sammy-sole-old-navy-mall-america

Yeah, you guessed it. The girl in the middle. Alivia was so proud too, like that girl was my twin or something.

Then, the following day Shawn made sure to bring it up again. I was telling him about a guy who stopped Lainey and I in Meijer on Friday, and told us his kids went to Assumption too.

Shawn was totally dumbfounded, and said “How did he remember you?” Of course, I jokingly said “Hell-o (pointing at my hot body), like who could forget this?” He didn’t miss a beat, and said, “No, it’s probably because you’re the only person of color at that school.” Grrr…

Oh, and I almost forgot. Speaking of Old Navy, I did wear my skinny jeans today. I’m not sure if I rocked them though, or just wore them. That’s yet to be determined.

10 comments:

Leah said...

Hahaha! You are so funny! You know what I always say to my kids when they joke about my skin color, I tell them this "You know, I am dark and beautiful. If I become fairer, I'll be more beautiful. Now, those fair-skinned girls, make them dark and are you sure they'll still look beautiful?". End of conversation.

Semi-Slacker Mom said...

That is too funny! The only thing I'm getting compared to is a snowman!

Jen said...

I was hoping your post was going to be funny tonight. I was feeling like I needed a laugh.Thanks for not letting me down!

Loved it, and laughed out loud.

P.S.
You're in good company...I have a bit of a ghetto booty too. There is a reason Shawn used to call me JayCo. Although, please note, my booty is way way smaller that it used to be.

Christa said...

Too funny!! I remember that one post awhile back when that man thought you looked like Hally Berry. I just love your stories!!

Brittany said...

hahaha this too funny!

Blair said...

OMG this is hilarious!! I get this too, especially in the summertime when I am really dark. Take it as a compliment b/c that manequin does have a hot bod too!

Hillary said...

I think your "twin" looks more exotic than black, at least from the picture, and she did have a hot little plastic body. Regardless though, it's still pretty funny your own daughters think you may be ethnic.

Stephanie said...

It was cute when it happened at work. It was funny when it happened again. It is down right hillarious that your own daughters say it!!! Love it! For the record: she is pretty hot :)

Amber said...

I'm thinking the hair was a dead give-away:)

Llama said...

Oh my goodness! That is hysterical! Listen, I would be honored to be compared to a model (even if it's made of plastic)! You have eyes and skin any girl would die for! You gorgeous!