Peru and Romania Are Purple Countries
March 23, 2009
The mommies agreed to host my favorite two volunteers for a brunch so I could keep in touch with them after I retired: Mary from Peru and S (and her husband F) from Romania. Mrs. Random and I arrived a few minutes early. I decided to prepare Random Granddaughter for her international visitors.
Random Granddaughter studied continents in preschool.. I had wondered what a “continent” means to a four year old child, but I decided to work with the knowledge she had gained, whatever it was.. I asked my daughter, “Do you have a globe?”
Random Daughter said, “No, but RG has a place mat with a map of the world.”
I got the place mat out. I asked RG, “Do you know where South America is?”
She pointed at South America. Boy is she smart I thought.
“Do you know where Europe is?” She pointed at Europe.
I pointed at Peru. I said, “Here is Peru in South America. Mary, who will be here in a few minutes is from Peru.”
I said, “Here is Romania in Europe. S, who will be here in about half an hour, is from Romania.”
The map showed different countries in different colors. I noticed that both Peru and Romania were purple. I pointed this out to RG. “In both Peru and Romania, everything is purple,” I told RG.
She gave me the LOOK. This is a look everyone in my family gives me. It means He is crazy but usually harmless.
Next: a boy named Sue and a girl named Mary.