Domo Arigato Mr. Gonzalez
Zoey regularly refers to Japanese as "Spanish" and although June finds it only marginally funny, I laugh my 100% caucasian a$s off every time she says it. Today, while painting she started drawing scribbly little letter-like characters all over the paper. She said that she was writing "Baachan letters," which was funny enough on it's own, but added to the fact that she clarified by saying, "you know, Spanish." Awesome! Spanish kanji...pretty impressive.
There are times that it's so glaringly obvious that I did not grow up in a household with any culture, let alone any kind of immigrant influence. June reminds me every day that she did. Now Zoey gets all that same, confusing, mixed culture message stuff, and it's hilarious and cute, and cool all at the same time. Spanish kanji...classic.