Are you an interacial family?

I'm hispanic and my husband caucasian,my baby girl looks a lot like him,I have a hard time when people ask me if she is my daugther,especially when he is not with as.I always try to be polite.What do you?how do you handle it when it happens quite often?

Are you an interacial family?
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    07/06/14
    I'm white and my husband is Korean. I totally get how you feel. It used to bother me when people said things like "are you the nanny?", "where did you get her?", or "She looks so ASIAN!". I mean, I felt like I put 40 weeks of blood sweat and tears (literally) into making her and I just wanted some of that to show up in her looks. Maybe that's weird, but It's how I felt.

    I'm like you though, I try to be polite and just make an excuse to leave the conversation. People don't realize they're hurting your feelings and they're not doing it on purpose. Plus, now that she's older you can actually see a lot of my facial features in her even though she has her dad's coloring. I don't get quite as many dumb comments as I used to.
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    07/06/14
    I am white and my husband latino I don't get asked that I guess because he looks like me. He his darker then me, my son is. Do you live in a area where interraccial kids is rare or something? I live in the DC area so it is normal here. I don't know how I would even respond. I would say his father is Nicaraguan or Latino but other then that I don't know them I don't have to answer their rude question. So many people want to have everyone conform to their norm way of life. I guess I am one of the rare ones that let people live how they wish as long as innocent are not being hurt. Like a mother abusing her child by making him eat soracha(sp?) hot sauce, for no good reason(I don't know of one for a two year old really). I did call the cops on her.
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    07/06/14
    There are quite a few caucasian/asian families that live near me and are in our circle of friends so I don't think that's the reason. I actually here the borderline rude comments from my friends and family more then anyone else. Well, except for one old lady in the grocery store... but that's a different story. We're the first interracial couple to have kids so I think we're still a bit of a novelty. There are a few interracial couples now though that are getting married, so we'll see how they feel about the comments when they have kids....
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      07/06/14
      5Tabitha
      My husband's only 1/2 Cuban, but all the kids look like him.. I get asked in the city how much my daycare kids bring in-so I'm either crazy for having three kids...or they don't look a thing like me.. I think your daughter has your nose. :)
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        07/06/14
        I am white and my husband is black...in my situation I get half the time that my son looks like me because we make a lot of the same facial expressions and the other half someone will say something about how he must look like his Daddy. I try and just laugh it off...I normally make a corny joke about how "I'm glad he looks like his Daddy since I don't want him looking like a girl." Or I'll say something like "well yeah he looks like his daddy but a lot of little kids look like their daddy's" or my favorite "he does look a lot like his Dad, he gets that from me, I look like my Dad too" lol it kind of throws people off guard and in a nice, funny way lets them know just how silly they are being. I mean of course he looks like his Dad...it's his dad!
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        07/06/14
        People just are not sure what to do. Lol
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