Friday, May 23, 2008

Do You Speak English??

So on this nice spring day we were at the park in the below picture. A lady came up to us and we began to chat, she of course asked if all my kids were mine. I of course said yes and looked away to field any further questions. Then she continued on, "oh, cause those two look....." I stopped her before she could say "like each other, and he doesn't" "Yes they were born here and are biologically related, my youngest son was born in Ethiopia, and we are going to get our daughter in a few short months as well"

She looked at him and said really loud "DO YOU SPEAK ENGLISH?"

Judah just looked at her with a strange look and said yes, then she looked at me and said

"Does he speak English?" I said yes.

Then the topic changed to something else, I don't know.

But later I was laughing with Judah as I pushed him on the swing, I told him next time someone ask him that he should start to just babble with intermittent clicks and strange noises. I am so bad.

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  1. ok- i just spat water out all over my keyboard. I would pay money to see the look on someone's face if Judah actually did that!!!! LOL

  2. I have had more than 1 person ask me if Addis speaks or understands English! They asked me when she was 6 months old even!

  3. strange people! have u heard anything?????


  4. Oh my word. Glad to hear it happens to other people though!