Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Things they wouldn't learn in the states...

Tonight as we sat at the dinner table my child suddenly blurting out, "Oh!  This is jonge kaas!"  We were cutting up long slices of some delicious Dutch cheese fresh from the local deli for an after-spaghetti snack.  But what impressed me most was not that we had taught her this interesting fact, but that this information was given to her in the local classroom.  "They told us to touch it and taste it and told us what type of cheese it was."  Even down to goat cheese.  No, I wouldn't be surprised if she came home and told me about wine tasting next week.  At any rate, it impressed me that our children have gotten something very different out of this culture already, even if it is only knowing the difference between young cheese and old cheese.

27 comments:

MyFrogs said...

Yay! You're back! Awe that's great the kids are picking up things they wouldn't learn stateside! I'm sure the every day inconvienances are a pain, but I promise you will miss the mom/pop feel about life whenever y'all come back stateside. I know I still do! Went to a German resturant the other day just to get a taste of home (we were mins from the German boarder when we lived there). It was SO good!

Jadin said...

"Mom! That's a merlot! Merlot is more mellow than Shiraz. At least that's what I learned in school last week." ... I hear it already!

Lenti said...

I totally agree. Watch out for the wine tasting! (I've been a lurker for years, and thought that I would at least say HI, now that you are back.)

Gina (Mannyed) said...

HI!!! Awesome - Cheese tasting 101.

Jorge said...

Glad to see you're still around. I've missed your posts. be well,
J.

topcat1957 said...

Hi from Minnesota

You guys have not been forgoten here. It is good to hear that life is progessing well. I trust Jadens work is going well.

Love
Tim,Berit and Andrew

ArabianHerd said...

See even Montana can get online these days! Visitors from New Hampshire are here for a couple of days - Guess who?

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