Sunday, October 31, 2010

Can we have duck?

Today at lunch SnapDragon asked if they have Halloween in China.  I told him no (that's right, right?) but they have other holidays that we can start learning about and celebrate so they are a part of our traditions when our sister comes home.  Huckleberry said, "it is convenient that their New Year isn't the same day as ours!"
SnapDragon wanted to know how we were going to learn how to celebrate Chinese Holidays when we aren't Chinese.  I guess he'll make a good AP since he is starting to wonder about these things at age 6.

Today at dinner Huckleberry asked if we will have duck when we celebrate the Chinese New Year.  I told him maybe we can go to a Chinese restaurant and order duck, but I wasn't sure I was up to cooking one myself--certainly not up to the quality at a good restaurant.  I also told him that maybe we can have duck when we go to China, if he comes with us.

"I hope I get to go.  I've been thinking about going to China all week.  I even dreamed about it.  I dreamt that I haggled so well I got something for zero cents.  I don't remember what it was, something we didn't need, but still zero cents!  I want to try duck."

That's my boy!


Nancy said...

smart boy! My kiddos are already haggling over who gets to go next time too. Liv says she has experience so she should go. Patch says it's his turn to go. Maybe someday if I'm lucky enough to go again, I'll try and figure it out. But surely we'll have duck when there! He he he!

The Raudenbush Family said...

So cute. Are you thinking about taking all the kids with you? We did not take ours to get Lydia. But, we keep talking about wanting to go back at some point and taking the whole family. My older kids REALLY want to go.

Cedar said...

We are only thinking about taking our oldest with us. He is going to be 11, possibly 12, and I think it will be a great thing for him and a pleasure for us.