Thursday, December 27, 2012

Third culture conversations that STILL blow my mind.



Josiah:  Mom I am SO excited about going to Amewica (that's how he pronounces it) tomorrow.

Me:  Me too, buddy.  What food are you most looking forward to eating? (Cause you know, with my food issues and all, it seems like a reasonable question.)

 Josiah:  (Shrugs his shoulders) I don't know, what do they have?

Me: What do they have?  (Incredulously) What do they have???  Everything. They have everything.  Like you can find whatever you want to eat there.

Josiah:  Like what?

Me:  Do you remember getting cheeseburgers at McDonalds?

Josiah:  Sort of.

Me: How about Chicken Nuggets?

Josiah:  What's that?

Me:  What are Chicken Nuggets?  Are you serious?  Josiah, they are like little chunks of meat that they bread and fry.

Josiah:  Oh I know!  Like the tassot (fried beef) at the beach.   They are made of cow, right?

Me:  No.  Chicken.  That's why they are called CHICKEN Nuggets.

Josiah:  Oh.  Then no.  I don't remember them.

?!?!?

How could this be my son?

Time to brush off the RULES before we land on US soil tomorrow...