Third Culture Kids:
A unique group of people
Kids whose parents are from one culture, but are raising them in another culture so they are stuck somewhere in between - their own third culture so to speak
Being married to one of these and raising 4 of my own, I have a special love for this unique group and the way their little minds work.
Thought you'd enjoy some of these quotes that are unique to this special group!
"Mom, what does USA stand for?"
"Mom, I don't like those round, brown cookies you put in my lunch" (that would be OREOS!!)
"Wait, you mean George Washington is not still president?!"
"Home DepoT" (with the "T" pronounced)
"Mom, which America is Memphis in?"
"Mom, why do people in America think that it matters if you have brown skin or black skin or white skin?"
"Mom, I'm not white, I'm kind of peachy colored, but people call me white"
"Mom, WHAT is the SEC and WHO is Ole Miss?" (after 1 week of school in the US)
"Do you think my teacher will understand English?" (before going to school in US for 1st time)
"Mom, was that a BOMB?" (during her first Memphis thunderstorm)
"Mom, WHY do I have to get IN the toilet?" (first Memphis tornado- someone didn't understand the tornado drill...)
"Mom, LOOK, there's a bunch of open space- just go around all these cars" (getting up on the shoulder to avoid all the interstate traffic)
"Mom, why are you STOPPING at every red light? We never do that in Lebanon..."
"How come there aren't taxis in Memphis and Georgia? Does everybody drive their own car?"
"Mom, why do girls here (America) think it's good for everyone to see so much of their skin?"