I’ve been cleaning out my email and came up with this episode of Previously on Amara. It is a memory from May of 2008. She was just 4 years old.
Grampy and I have some friends that used to live in Santa Monica but who moved to Tulsa. They were here in California for 10 days so they came down one evening and took us — including Amara who was spending the night — out for Vietnamese food! (We took a Mac Donald’s Happy Meal with us for her!) It was a nice evening shared with good friends and Amara was really well behaved. Our food was so good and Amara was so patient as we grownups took our time. But she said some of the funniest things. She was quite intrigued by so many of the people in the restaurant speaking Vietnamese — Amara found this fascinating! The wife who had moved here recently ordered for us in Vietnamese — more fascination for Amara! Her English was difficult to understand — even more fascination for Amara! This was a new experience for her and she made us proud.
Around this time we were planning for Aunt Sandy and Uncle Mark to ride their Harley’s out from Michigan to visit us. Amara had never met her aunt and uncle but she had heard all about them and they had sure heard tons about her! When I reminded Amara later that evening that they would be coming (from Michigan) in just 2 weeks – she says “Do they speak our language?” Kids say the darndest things!
This post has been linked to Say it Saturday at Family Home and Life.