Thursday, November 16, 2006

What Do The Chinese Say?

"You know what the Chinese say?" The security guard at the US Embassy asked me. He had been watching me help Chase walk from one end of the waiting room to the other.

"No. What do the Chinese say?" I asked. It seemed a strange coincidence that we were applying for a Chinese visa (and no, the security guard didn't know).

"The Chinese say, little ones that walk fast are slow to talk, and little ones that are slow to walk talk fast."

He then proceeded to play peek-a-boo with Chase, and make faces at her - making Chase burst out in laughter. Eventually, he decided to go back to guard the embassy. But before he left, he told me that my daughter had a sharp tongue.

I was afraid to ask what the Chinese say about little ones with sharp tongues.

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