My son has a friend from soccer that he's known for a few years and we got a chance to see them this weekend (fun!). We actually hadn't seen them in a year although they only live a few blocks away. The mom went back to work full time and she works an odd schedule like mine; she works on days that I'm off, so getting together just hasn't happened.
This family includes a mom from Argentina but she's been in the US for several years now, and dad is white and a son and daughter. I mentioned this because I
Anyway, we were going to the beach in the evening but the clouds came and the sprinkles started so we just went to their house and sat and talked
Let me also mention that my son has no black friends, although I try to expose him to different situations, but I guess he likes who he likes and I have no problem with that. Back to the story...I wasn't sure how to address that because I'm usually very vocal, but this caught me off guard. I think mom noticed the look on my face and mentioned that the girls were all just joking. I do plan to address this with the mom because I understand she is not from this country and doesn't understand the history of the N word or this country's racial history. That being said, part of me feels bad because I should have taken that moment to give her and her daughter a brief education.
Now, I'm feeling that I need to educate my son on this word just in case he's around them and they casually throw that around again...Awww...the joys of parenting.