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 says he can’t make up his mind about me.

Sometimes I like to climb in bed with them. You know, in the middle of the night, when I am feeling, well, I don’t know what I am feeling as I don’t have enough words for that sort of thing. But I want to get in bed with them anyway.

So, I sing. Real loud, and off key, and in plus eating beets (Editor’s note: pulsating beats, also known as crying, depending on your perspective).

It’s usually mommy who comes to get me but I end up in bed somewhere in the middle so I can decide which of my parents I want to kick off the bed, um, I mean so I won’t fall off the bed.

My daddy says I sleep so soundly that sometimes I sit up, sometimes roll, sometimes spin – like a compass. He says he can pick me up, straighten me out and drop me back down in the pro-Prius (Ed: appropriate) position and I won’t even wake up. Sleeping like a baby…hehehe….

Daddy calls it ‘sleeping with the enemy.’ The enemy of him and mommy trying to get a good night’s sleep.

I can’t tell, because I usually sleep through it.

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


Author Bill Belew is also featured in Prachesta Magazine. Here is the Interview.


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