Saturday, April 18, 2009

Zander Experiences a First

Those of you who know Donnie W are going to laugh at me. It had never dawned on me that Donnie was from Japan. I guess I don't think in terms of countries of origin or what not. He's American...and he is.... but today we had fun.

He lived in Japan until he was 8. Zander came out and said, "Ohayou gozaimasu," to Donnie. Donnie responded in a flow of Japanese. Zander got a strange expression on his face, turned and ran. Huh? Later he told us that it scared him to have someone speak Japanese to him.....we told him he needs to get used to it.

I enjoyed discussing Japan with Donnie. Great tutoring session. LOL

Choosing Joy!
©2009 D.R.G.


Wild Homeschool Family said...

Oh poor Zander, Japanese overload. LOL I bet soon you all will be speaking it and understanding it spoken to you as well.

Romany said...

That's hysterical that Zander ran away!

Yes, I guess he *is* going to have to get used to it! {g}

DeEtta @ Courageous Joy said...

Yeah - sometimes I'm not sure what is normal overload and what is aspie overload. ::snort:: But overload it was....and I'm working hard to prepare him now for the upcoming changes and emotions he may experience in a new country.

Diann said...

That is pretty funny! I can't wait to hear about your adventures in Japan.

Anonymous said...


Here it is 7/12/0 and this is the first time I saw this post.

How cute and funny! Your kids, Alexander included, will learn a lot and see a lot. Will be neat, funny, scary, exciting and etc and will be fun to hear all about your life there.

You are doing a good job DeEtta with your kids and it will all work out just fine.

praying for you all the way. Mom T