Monday, July 14, 2008

Our Seven Year Old and His Thoughts...

I have had this in my head sine it happened and had to post about it. The photo has nothing to do with the story but I made sure to take a picture of these two over the weekend so that I could share the story:) Of course, this photo is cracking me up because JiaLi is eyeing Joseph's popsicle even though she has one of her own;) The kids were eating lunch the other day and just doing there usual talking back and forth. All of a sudden, Joseph turned to me and said, "Mommy, I'm glad JiaLi isn't Chinese any more." He had a big smile on his face. I looked at him wondering what he was thinking. I tried to explained that a part of JiaLi will always be Chinese. He looked at me again and said, "Yeah but I can talk to her." We talked a little bit more and I went on to say that we never know, maybe one day JiaLi will learn Chinese. A few hours later Joseph approached me with concern. "Mommy, will I understand JiaLi when she gets bigger?" (Joseph is thinking in purely language terms.) I told him that since JiaLi was so young when she came home that English is her main language and she will ALWAYS be a _______________(I used our last name). What a sigh of relief he breathed.

2 comments:

mommy24treasures said...

what a deep little thinker!;) Jacob does things like that too sometimes.
THank you for sharing.

The Byrd Family said...

How sweet!!! Today we were talking and Lottie said, "Mom, I have a Grammy and a Papa" and I assured her that yes she did! Then she said, "Who are Emma's grandparents?" Funny!