"Am I beautiful, Emberly?"
"No, you're black."
"Is Mommy black?"
"No, she's beautiful, like me."
"What about Bauer, is he black?"
"Nope. He's beautiful."
That was the beginning of a hilarious conversation we had with our daughter the other night. After several more questions we figured out from where these notions came. She and her dad had a conversation about men being handsome, not pretty (or beautiful). Daddy is handsome, not pretty. Dad is also black, ergo, black is handsome, not pretty. And since she and I are pretty, we are not black.
Her logic skills are astounding!