Tonight was Trick or Treat. Don't ask me why it's on the 29th. I really have no idea. Interesting evening. My husband invited a family from Korea over for dinner. This is their 2nd year in the United States and they really knew nothing about trick or treating. They have a 3 year old son and a 4 month old baby.
We let the 3 year old pick (out of our play clothes bin) whatever he would like to wear. He chose a fireman costume.
So off we went into the wild blue yonder to snag some chocolate. You would not believe this little Korean boy. You would think he had been trick or treating for years. He ran like a banshee from house to house yelling "Trieee o Trea" "Triee o Trea". If you said anything to him he would say, "yea!".
My husband asked him if Elephants eat Jiraffes and he said "yea". His "yea" sounds quite fluent. Come to find out after a few random questions (like the elephant question) that he doesn't understand much English. All he knows he has learned on Noggin.
Anyway, it was fun to be a part of this little boy's first American experiences. He had a blast and his parents thanked us over and over again for hosting them. They said our home was the first American home they had ever been in...and they've been here for 15 months. Goodness. We were blessed to share our American culture with this family.
Happy Trick or Treat to you and yours.