Monday, February 9, 2009

Growing up in Diverse times

When I was a child only one language was spoken to my knowlege. I lived on a street that was somewhat diverse for our nation. But I was so ignorant. I did not know there was any other race except caucasian and african american. I am so glad times are slowly changing. As I sit here on the couch with my kids this evening have a diverse interest in other languages. On Nick for example there are many shows that showcase spanish. I love Dora and Diego. Now there is also a show called ni hao kai lan. I love the little girl who speaks Mandarin. It is beautiful to hear my children speak this language. I never dreamed we would be this diverse,

Also grocery shopping. There was really Kroger and Big Bear. Now I go to stores most people would not know what hit them. I love the Latin Market and almost fainted when I found an Oriental Market with very fresh fish. I love all kinds of food. I even miss Indian food.

Thank you Ro for showing me the American way is not the only way. We are teaching our Children that it is ok to be different. I would not change anything our family is for the world.

3 Comments / Comentarios:

buffalogal said...

I know what you mean....I grew up pretty much just knowing two kinds of people. My mom never really liked other kinds of foods...luckily my grandparents and my dad liked Chinese food...but if I hadn't met my husband, who was born in Egypt, I don't know if I would have ever known other cultures as much as I do now. He introduced me to exotic foods too...Indian (which is my Fav!), Thai, Afghanistan cuisine, Egyptian, Turkish, sushi.....I know I also wouldn't be a Muslim right now and I have to say learning about the Islam religion and converting is one of the best things I ever did. People are only afraid of what they don't know....Islam is not a violent thing and I know that now first hand.

Sorry for ranting...hope you all are well...hope Lil Ro's head is better.


Crystal said...

I agree with you. It is so great!

Caleb has been taking Spanish in school since kindergarten.

He actually has homework in Spanish today and he forgot his book! Ack!

Would you care to tell us what Monday, Tuesday, wednesday, (the days of the week) are in Spanish?



Heather said...

Im all for spanish shows but i try to prevent my kids from watching the chinese shows only because i have no idea what they are saying and im trying not to confuse them any more then they already are. Im happy for the exposure but i have to set a limit at some point.