1/20/10

I'll ask him tomorrow if he's Mexican or Jewish

Orangeboy may not know much about the personal lives and histories of his classmates, but he's not the only one who is a little clueless. I had a very interesting conversation with his sister this evening. First, she asked me how to spell Hannukah (or Channukah or Chanukuh?) and then she said that the boy who sits in front of her at school told her that he is a Jew. The conversation then went something like this:

"... but I don't know if he could be a Jew because he is a Mexican."

Me: "What's his name?"

The Girl: "Joshua something. It starts with an R... Rez?"

Me: "Reyes? Juarez?"

The Girl: "I don't know, but I know he speaks Spanish really good."

Me: "He does? When did you hear him speak Spanish?"

The Girl: "Well, his mother seems Mexican. She speaks Spanish."

Me: "She does? When did you meet her?"

The Girl: "Well, she talks fast and I think I heard Jacob, I mean, Joshua, speak Spanish once in 3rd grade."

Me: "So you think he's Mexican and speaks Spanish, but you're not sure you've ever heard him speak Spanish, but his mother talks fast so she must be Mexican?
And Joshua Something-with-an-R told you he is Jewish?"
"What do you really know about Joshua... or Jacob?"

The Girl: "Well, I thought I knew a lot, but now I'm thinking I don't know anything about him."

: )
Am I a bad Mom if I think my daughter is a bit of an airhead?

BTW, Orangeboy heard this conversation and had no comments. He's in the same class, but he probably knows even less about Joshua/Jacob than Sister. And, even sadder, they must have known or not known Josh/Jake R last school year also.

3 comments:

  1. Love it!! I'm on the edge of my seat wondering if Josh/Jake R is Mexican or Jewish or just talks quickly! Please keep us updated. : )

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  2. Melanie,
    Josh says he's half Mexican and Jewish. That's why he knows how to say Chanukah correctly. Still not sure if he knows Spanish too, but his Mom does.

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  3. Yes.

    Jews are from all over the world.

    And quite a few of them do speak Spanish, especially in the US.

    Hooray for the melting pot!

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