One of Sophia's favorite snacks are peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. (I'm really enjoying taking requests since she's only two and up till now it's been a guessing game of grunts and signs.) But there was NO peanut butter today!!! Oh no! Think SK, think. Of course I could give her another healthy snack--but from the back of my mind an old favorite raised its neglected hand.
I'll admit I was curious. Would my little girl enjoy the same snacks that were part of my British/Swazi/International school repertoire? Or, had Americanism so saturated the amniotic fluid that she would immediately spurn something different? Actually, I think she liked it! Maybe she's young and still flexible? Still, I believe it's important to prepare her for other cultural experiences. Especially those important to children everywhere--like lunch!
Please note--cheese and jam sandwiches CAN'T be Americanized (tried it when I was a kid--the details are important!) No American, single sliced, prepackaged cheese, please. (Personally, the slimy, cheese wannabe, kinda grosses me out) No, you need thick, hand sliced, STRONG cheddar to make this work. If it sounds gross to you? Well, think what hot dogs sound like to the rest of the world?