Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Kid C Speaks Chinese. Who knew?

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Chronicles of Kid C (Like Chronicles of Riddick, only better)
Kid C came home the other day from school, devastated.

kid C: "Brodi [yeah, he still calls me Brodi], did you know there are people who kill fish?"

I assumed he was thinking about the welfare of our new fish, Chopie.

me: "um... yeah..."

Kid C: "Did you know they kill them... and... eat them?"

me: "You don't say..."

Kid C: "That's bad, right? They're bad people, right?"

me (Only because I don't particularly like fish): "Yeah. Very bad."

Kid C: "They don't realize fish have lives. I saw a man kill a fish."

me: "Where?"

Kid C: "In China."

me: "When did you go to China?"

Kid C: "Remember that time I didn't come home for dinner? I was in China."

me: "Oh."

Kid C: "Did you know when you're in China, you have to speak in a different Lang-goo-ish. Or they won't understand you. Here's how I sound when I'm in China:"


I hope no one's offended by Kid C's fake Chinese...

I'm off for a writing day with Bree Despain. Which means I'm not gonna get a lot of writing done today...

22 comments:

  1. so cute! Love that he went to China during dinner. Have fun with your "work" day.

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  2. It had a very american accent, but kid C in fact said 'I am enjoying school and I am working hard and my parents are awesome!' It was very sweet indeed.

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  3. Mary- Glad you liked it. It took me a few hours to figure out how in the heck to post m4a files.

    Sam- That Kid C. It's so hard to get him to stop talking about how cool his parents are.

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  4. Not only does Kid C speak Chinese, but he's been to China too! Wow!

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  5. So cute! My daughter has had a fascination with everything Chinese for a couple of years now. Good thing at her school she takes Chinese!

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  6. Jenni- Yes. Apparently he took the Concord, because he only missed dinner during his trip to China.

    Yamile- So your daughter would probably hear my son and be all, "Why in the world does this kid think he's speaking Chinese?"

    L.T. - Thanks. He's available on loan for weekends. Do you want to book him?

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  7. He reminds me of my own son, who also has trouble separating fact from fantasy. (Should I stop reading them fantasy novels?) My Kid C has been reduced to tears on occasion when we refused to believe his most recent wild tales, despite assurances that every word was the truth!

    I also heard recently that kids have no "tells" for when they're lying. And here I thought I was just a bad mommy when I couldn't tell! (I pretend, though, of course, and throw around wild, unprovable accusations of falsehood.)

    My boys don't have a problem with killing fish. Ice fishing is one of the many bloody joys of their lives.

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  8. Oh my gosh, how cute!! I'll have to ask our exchange student if he understands what Kid C says.

    Toodles!

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  9. Oh man, I'm cracking up. That kid is hilarious! Ask him why he didn't bring you back a souvenir. =)

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  10. Robin- My hubby heard this and told me it was obvious Kid C's brain works like mine. The thing is, Kid C doesn't think he's lying. He has really convinced himself he's been to China!

    Sally- Let me know if you are able to translate. Unless it says something unflattering to me. Then keep it to yourself.

    Marianne- I should ask him that! But then he might get the idea that he's lying, and he'd be crushed that he doesn't really speak Chinese.

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  11. I taught English in China during college and I gotta say, he sounds a lot better than most people trying to imitate a Chinese accent. They'll often say things like, "Ching, cong, chin-chin, cong". He sounds kind of like it sounds!

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  12. I'm sitting here listening to "C" with Eliza. And she's begging me to play it again and again. We're laughing so hard! Sounded good to us!

    I actually think Chinese is the language of the future. I wish I could get my kids into an immersion program! Just think! Kid C is way ahead!! He's already been there!

    Happy writing today Brod.

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  13. Olivia- I thought the same thing. For a made up language, he sounds pretty real.

    Cath- glad it entertained you both! I hope Eliza really thinks he can speak Chinese, and therefore thinks he's really cool.

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  14. Man, that totally cheered me up. So cute! I miss y'all so much!

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  15. i have nothing cute, clever or witty to say....i just always have to say when it comes to kid "c"--he is adorable (as always!) :O)

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  16. Lullabell- we miss you too. Are you still snowed in?

    Dorien- Thanks. We kind of like him. Most days.

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  17. Your kid is a riot. I hope you take notes. He’s a wealth of dialogue.

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  18. Thats just stinkin cute! It makes me wonder if my kids have no imagination. They never go off to China. :)

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  19. On a side note, if you dont like fish, wouldn't you be more ok with them not being alive? Or did I read that wrong?

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  20. Douglas- I keep thinking I'll remember all the funny stuff he does. I know I won't.

    Debbie- I should've clarified. I don't like eating fish, therefore I don't feel the need to defend fishermen. If I loved to eat them, it would be a different story.

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  21. You poor little creature!! Your job is spending all day with your BFF's writing!

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