Bill Belew has raised 2 bi-cultural kids, now 34 and 30. And he and his wife are now parenting a 3rd, Mia, who is 8.
My daddy and I went to the Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco on one of the days I had off from school during my winter break.
I looked around a lot. Daddy stood around a lot and READ. “Mia, did you know?” and so on.
I discovered some things, too. And told him about them. It’s fun to read and teach daddy things.
He’s always teaching me. I want to give something back to him.
Little girls love their daddies as much as their daddies love them.
Walt Disney created Disney Land, and Disney World and the characters and brought the princesses to life. I have been to Disney Land in Los Angeles and Disney Land in Hong Kong and Disney World in Orlando and Epcot Center, too.
Indeed Walt Disney’s reach has gone far beyond his days and physical arm’s length.
We learned a lot about how he thinks. It is often what goes on inside upstairs that results in something happening outside. Same with Walt Disney, I think.
I don’t think I want to teach the world to fall in love with a mouse. But I would like to do something that changes the world … for the better. Hanging out and learning from people who have been there, done that might be a good start.
Talk to Bill and others about their experiences raising bi-cultural Japanese-American kids.