Friday, October 15, 2010

"Because I'm Asian, For Heaven's Sake!"

Being married to Joe, I have learned a lot of important things about Japanese culture. (He's one quarter Japanese.) First, and most importantly, I have learned that there is a big difference between normal, long grain rice and sticky rice. (Oh and making Minute Rice is a crime against humanity.) Anyhow, shortly after marrying Joe, I bought a big bag of normal "American" rice and was quickly set straight for doing so. Joe prefers sticky rice because... and I quote... "I'm Asian, for heaven's sake!"

Needless to say, I still have that bag of "normal" rice. Today, I found a very good use for it though. I gave it to Jay. Not to eat, mind you. He's an eighth Japanese, and I didn't want to get chewed out again. I made him a sand box out of it. We brought out all of his littlest toys to bury and dig up.
He's still in the kitchen playing with it as we speak...uh, as I write.

In other news, it's bath day.
Jay only gets a few of those a week because of his eczema. He gets very excited.
What a ham.


The Nielsons said...

What a cute post and a very creative idea! I will have to try that out with Carter...the rice thing of course; he has taken baths:)

Amy Bates said...

I miss him!...You too "for Heaven's sake!"

Shannon said...

Ditto to Amy's comment. You have the cutest kid. Seriously.

G & G Brady said...

This is a funny post. I would have just told you to go ahead and use the rice in any of your recipes and Joe would have lived through it just fine--I am however the 'non-Asian parent'--what do I know. I will say that Joe's Dad (half-Japanese) has never made an isssue of this (or maybe I just didn't listen-Hmmmm). I love the rice-sandbox idea! Very, Very Fun!

Janelle said...

I echo what Mom said. In fact, in Dad's famous chicken and rice recipe, he himself uses minute rice. I should've told Joe this myself before, because I've heard him say that line a million times. You're a nice wife.

Camille said...

I love the little sand pit idea. I have a whole bucket of rice nad I was wondering what to do with it because it is too old. Your family looks great and happy. I hope you have a great new year :)