They are gentle and soft, and as you can see none of the kids were fearful.
That's my Kayte!
We have had lots of fun laughing and learning about our different cultures. Several instances stand out as worthy of sharing.
Yesterday Kayte wanted some pop-corn, so I threw some in the microwave. Dianne was in the kitchen, and was amazed to see what came out. It was like a girl who had been thrown into the future. They only buy popcorn already popped, so she couldn't understand how something so flat could come out like that, and she was intriqued that we eat it hot!
She was also shocked last night that we ate the skin on a potato!
She had never had or seen Chips and salsa - or tacos.
She has never heard the story of the little boy who put his finger in the dike to save his country.
Last week I decided she needed to experience our Grocery store - hoping she could give me a hint of what she normally eats. On the drive in she said "you have many white houses here, there are not so many in Holland". Then when at the grocery store I picked up a carton of eggs and check that none were broken, and she said "you have white eggs? Ours are brown".
Later when I asked her of other differences she said our chicken was white compared to what she was used to. Then I said "Everything is white here" and She said "Not your president!"
She has quite the sense of humor and it is fun.
Besides the laughs we have had many opportunities to just talk. The language difference is sometimes difficult but we are working on that. But so far the visit has been a good one and we all feel comfortable.