Friday, June 5, 2009

More Parenting Lessons

No, we haven't hurt her again but I did learn a valuable lesson today. Always have the camera ready! We visited the Temple of Literature this afternoon and when we got inside the altar area An placed her hands together, raised them in the air, knelt down on her knees and bowed to the floor two times. Then she instructed each of us to do the same. I couldn't get the camera out fast enough to capture her doing it but I may have gotten a shot of her showing Grandma Judy how.

We are going to head out to Halong Bay tomorrow morning so there won't be another post until we get back Sunday evening. I'm going to turn the computer over to Judy to finish posting about the day while I get us packed.

We went to a restraunt tonight where they train disadvantaged young people to be waiters and speak English. An was the center of attention. They all spoke to her in Vietnamese, stroked her hair, and were very loving to her. We think it is a combination of her charm and their realization of how lucky she is to be going to the US. It was very moving and made us realize how lucky we all are to have been born in the land of plenty.

Eat your heart out Jim, I had a casserole of green bananas and tofu with tarragon rice. It was yummy, but the best thing was the beer was really cold and not served with ice.


Annette said...

I hope you guys have a great time at Halong Bay!

Duda Family said...

Enjoy Halong! It is spectacular and keep that camera ready! :) The Duda family

Stevens Family said...

OMGness, that's just the cutest thing ever! You will have countless "where's my camera" moments for sure. Have fun tomorrow!