Thursday, June 08, 2006

Do you speak Korean?

I took the kids to the library today. I was on one isle with Joshua and Delaney was on the other side.

I heard a child's voice ask, "Do you speak Korean?" from the other side of the isle.

Delaney replied, "No".

The voice then asked,"What do you speak?"

At that point I interjected, "She speaks the same language as you do....English". I figured I was speaking with some intrusive little child.

I peered through an open area in the shelving and spotted the cutest little Asian boy.

He said, "Oh, she looks Korean. I thought she was Korean like me."

I said, "She is Korean. She doesn't speak Korean though, do you?"

He said that he did and I asked him to say "Hi" in Korean which he proceeded to do.

I said "Thank You" in Korean and he appeared shocked.

"You speak Korean???"

I explained that I had learned a few words before I went to pick Delaney up in Korea.

"oh, was she adopted?"

I told him that she was. We proceeded to talk about Korea, his family, Kimchee, etc.

He was only 6 years old and had been born in America. He said that he had never been to Korea but had heard that it was a neat and popular place.

He was absolutely adorable!!!

1 comment:

MarylandMommy said...

Aw, how cute!!!