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Sunday, October 10, 2010

Ni Hao Preschool

We're about a month into preschool and I'm happy to say not a single tear has been shed. I should clarify, not a single tear has been shed since day 1 of preschool. The weeks prior were a little rough and emotional on my part. Luckily, I was able to get all of the "my baby is growing up" tears out.

Princess Ninja is blossoming right before my eyes. She's bringing up stuff about China and pandas. Apparently, she wants to go to China. Actually, she thinks she lives in China. I keep telling her she lives in the USA. To my frustration, she insists she lives in China. OK then! As much as I keeping ranting and raving about Canada, it's way closer and way cheaper to go to, she still wants to go to China.

I have even turned on as many a few episodes of Ni Hao Kai Lan in hopes that it would help with her new found interest in the Orient. On occasion, I hear her saying phrases in Chinese. She could be cursing at me for all I know.

For some brownie points, we've even made it to the local library to read more about China.

Let's be honest, who doesn't love Chinese food? We've had our share of local Chinese take-out. I know it's probably not truly authentic, but the people behind the counter were speaking Chinese. That's good enough for me. And besides, the food was certainly yummy! It's all in the name of Higher Education.

12 comments:

  1. Come to Canada! Just tell her it's China. Come to Winnipeg, stay with me and my family, we'll take Princess Ninja to China Town, she'll never know the difference...until she's 12 or 13.

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  2. Oh how cool is that! Way to go Mama & Princess Ninja! Awesome that she's so interested in other cultures. :D

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  3. You are too funny. Yes, I'll have to side with your daughter. China does have a certain appeal to it...especially if you like Pandas and Ni Hao Kai Lan :) Going to a Chinese Restaurant was brilliant. Good for you in supporting higher education--lol.

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  4. LOL! That's right! Every time I pour the sauce from General Tso's chicken over my rice, I'm not doing it because it tastes good but because it's educational.

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  5. I'm not a big fan of Chinese food...too salty for me!

    That's adorable - about little Princess!! She's just going to keep getting more brainy! :D

    Happy Monday!!

    oxox-Camille

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  6. Hi lady - Im one of the SITS Whinneys :O)

    I am 1/4 Chinese and have the same fascination your daughter does - well a little different I am kind of obsessed with Chinese manufacturing processes. Anyway Love the blog. Following you

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  7. My niece has always had this love/obssession for China and the Far East from the time she was little, and she is now 15. I'm sure as soon as she is grown and can afford it she will go.

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  8. That is cute! Good job incorporating Chinese take-out into her learning :) One of my good friends teaches in China, and she is seeing so many gorgeous and interesting things. Do you think she'll be satisfied with Epcot for now?

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  9. Good thing you are such a good mommy and support her education! It is too funny what they get fixated on!

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  10. Thats great! My daughter loves Ni Hao Kai Lan as well and says Kia Lan throught out the house. Thanks for stopping by your comment was spot on!

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  11. When your kid learns how to say snow in Chinese from that lovely Kai Lan, let me know. It was very interesting here in our house.

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  12. That's a very interesting take on exposing your children to Chinese culture by way of Chinese take-out. Hey, what ever works, right?

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