The way we grew up, our family culture and culture all around us has given us a set of “norms”, things that are normal, natural, right and good. However, before we can enter a new culture, we need to take on a posture of learning, a mindset that just because it is different, doesn’t not mean that it is abnormal, unnatural, wrong and bad.
The Littles have been learning this in toddler terms in their class and they have become more willing to try new things. We went out for Vietnamese with a friend and the kids menu had on it, only smaller portions of the adult menu. No mac n’ cheese threw Little A off, but after talking about it for a bit, the Littles tried “pho”.
Little A was unconvinced but did her best to stay positive.
Little J on the other hand ate it up!
After Little A’s great attempt to eat the pho, she moved to something more familiar, rice. Which she promptly nicknamed frosting and ate most of it. :)
The Littles wave goodbye to the Vietnamese kitty.
We have learned an “elastic” word while we are here. Y-E-T. When we are faced with a new situation, we cannot forget this little word. “I cannot do this…yet…” I don’t give enough credit to how flexible kids are!