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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.

— Cooking Up Adventures—

Teaching a little girl

Teaching a little girl

While Mia was placing the tiara on her head and checking the fit her carpet brought her back to land. As Mia stepped off the carpet she turned to say ‘thank you’ to the carpet, but the carpet was gone!

She remembered that the carpet could hear her think.

As Mia turned around again she found that she was standing outside a restaurant.

In the restaurant there was some beautiful music playing – horns and strings and drums and piano and singing. But by now Mia was very hungry! Mia went in and met a little girl who was learning to cook from her daddy.

Mia and the little girl sat down together and told stories of the swamp land and her new friend’s dream to become a chef and own her own restaurant someday.

“How fun!” Mia thought. Mia not only loved to eat, she loved to cook, too!

Mia asked her friend if she could help make something to eat, too. Mia was quite good at making pancakes she told her new friend. Her daddy taught her how to cook, too?

Her new friend was happy that Mia was going to teach her how to make pancakes.

Related: The Beginning of Mia’s Fantasy

Related: Previous – Flying Carpets

Related: Next  – In the Fridge

Talk to Bill and others about their experiences raising bi-cultural Japanese-American kids.


Bill Belew

Professional Blogger, social media marketer, professor of marketing, Christian and dad.

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