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.
I don’t know how my daddy puts up with me.
I DO know how I put up with him. No matter what, and I mean no matter what, if my hand goes up, his’ll come down. Two hands up from me and two hands down from him. Two arms up, and ‘yup’ two arms down and next thing you know, I am up in his arms.
How cool is that?
Well, I tested his limits this morning. I didn’t do it in ten shun onlies (Ed: intentionally), but I did it.
Last night I had a bit of an axe in dens (Ed: accident) and the end result was I climbed into bed with him. Mommy was there, too.
He jokes that I don’t roll around in bed. I spin. Mommy on one side, him on the other side and I spin in the middle like a clock. I told them if they woke up in the middle of the night and needed to know what time it was, they could just look at my position. They didn’t laugh.
Anyway, this morning, daddy said he woke up with a foot in his mouth. He says he does that a lot…puts his own foot in his own mouth. But this morning, it was my foot in his mouth.
Sweet, I wonder?!
I dunno. But he got up and left early to go to work. He he he…I slept even better after that.
Just don’t tell daddy.
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