Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Ni Hao!

That's "hello" in Chinese (pronounced "nee how"), and the only reason I know that is from a Nick Jr. show called "Ni Hao, Kailan!" Think of it as Dora but in Chinese. It's quite cute.  Despite having seen both shows, Hannah seemed to only be aware of Spanish as a different language from her own.  Saturday night we met Ryan for his dinner break at a Chinese restaurant.  After the woman behind the counter took our order, she started speaking Chinese to another woman behind her.  "Why is she speaking Spanish?", Hannah inquired.  I hate to admit that this question was slightly amusing since Chinese and Spanish sound nothing alike! Of course we corrected her, and the woman just laughed. :) This was just one of many moments that easily happen throughout the day that provides a teaching opportunity for us and both our girls.  Sometimes parents just aren't in the mood to get into details when the opportunity presents itself (believe me, I've been there too!), but it's real life moments that teach just as much if not more than traditional school work.

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