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.
Daddy, “What’s a super station?” (Ed: superstition).
“Is that like when KOIT has super powers?
“No, a superstition is when people believe something to be true even they have no real reason to think so.”
“I heard that deaths come in threes. Is that a superstition?”
“Didn’t you say your friend’s mom just died.”
“Um, yeah. She did.”
“And my teacher’s sister just died.”
“Does that mean somebody else is going to die?”
“People die every day. You can count them three at a time or four at time. It’s like saying cars go by in groups of 3. Every time 3 cars go by you can think, ‘See, 3 cars at a time.'”
There is nothing to the superstition that people die in groups of 3.
Black cats, walking under ladders, stepping on cracks … all superstitions.
Friday the 13th being unlucky – superstition.
Baseball players I hear are very superstitious. Always eating the same food on game day (Ichiro Suzuki eats curry rice for example). Always wearing the same socks.
Most countries have superstitions,too. Sounds like something to write about in some other posts.
How about you, dear reader? Do you believe in superstitions? Which ones do you think might be true? Why do you think so?
Talk to Bill and others about their experiences raising bi-cultural Japanese-American kids.