Child of Babel
Posted 8 July, 08on:
We were watching tv and there was this adorable little Chinese girl who had been adopted as a baby. Wistfully, I told the boys, “See, we could go to China and adopt a cute little girl like her.”
C: But you would be rather old by the time she was a teenager. Do you really want to do that to yourself?
Me: We wouldn’t have to get a baby. We could get one “partially grown,” an older child. 🙂
C: And just how would we converse with said child? She would already be speaking Chinese if she were older.
Me: We would teach her English, and we would probably learn some Chinese in the process.
J finally chimes in: No, no, no….we would teach her Spanish, of course! And maybe some Latin.
A Spanish speaking Chinese girl, who knows a bit of Latin. Yep, that would leave teachers scratching their heads.