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.
Merida is cool. She is BRAVE. She is also a rascal. And called my daddy one, too!
We visited Merida on one of our trips to Disneyland.
I got her signature and a picture. I have a picture with ALL the princesses.
While I was getting my picture taken, daddy was teaching the princesses about the digital world.
Daddy brought his nifty spiffy baby phone (Ed. Samsung Galaxy II) and he showed them how to write their signatures using his stylus.
It seems that the princesses, Merida, Rapunzel, Cinderella, Ariel, Anna and Elsa, and Mulan were as excited about signing their names as we were at getting them. Tinker Bell, too!
I am learning cursive in kindergarten. Maybe when I get pretty good at it, I will sign my name on daddy’s phone and put it up here to compare with all the other princesses. But I am not ready to do that yet.
I am glad I am learning cursive. Some of my friends are not. They will NEVER be able to write their names like the princesses.
But I will.
Thank you, mommy and daddy for sending me to a school that teaches important things … even though it’s different.
Talk to Bill and others about their experiences raising bi-cultural Japanese-American kids.