One of the funniest things about living near my family is eating at restaurants. Families share similar interests most of the time and in my family of origin it is food and movies.
The thing is, the only type of food I never really want is American food. So, when I get together with my parents and they ask where we should go, sometimes it's a bit of a struggle.
The other day we settled on Mimi's Cafe because they have a few semi-foreign-type dishes there.
But I ended up getting the pot-pie. I guess I'm really into pie these days. I it is very funny to be so into Asian food. I really would prefer to eat Japanese or Korean 3 meals a day 7 days a week. My daughter is the same way but my son loves American food and is not a big fan of Asian.
Last night, we were eating Chinese and he said, "why do we always eat Chinese food?"
In my exasperation I said, "because we are Chinese."
The conversation ensued that no, we are Jewish whereupon I explained that Jewish people love Chinese food, whereupon he said that Christian people eat Chinese and I argued vehemently that no, Jewish people eat more Chinese food than anyone, excepting, maybe Chinese people.
I'm doing my best to teach these kids right from wrong, you see.