Saturday, February 16, 2013

The Year of the Snake

Jerry decided that we must teach our nieces and nephews here about Chinese New Year.  So, we ordered Chinese food, bought some chopsticks, and filled little red envelopes.

First, Jerry taught the kids how to eat with chopsticks.  We informed them that they must eat at least one bit with the chopsticks.  I anticipated the kids stabbing their sesame chicken, but they picked up the skill surprisingly quickly.  (Apparently this is something I should have learned in my youth.)

After we all washed the grease off our fingers, we taught the kids about the tradition of red envelopes.  They had learned a little about it at school so they knew what was coming.  You will note that the Chinese character on the envelopes actually means Ding.  But we all know it's really what's inside that counts.

Megan was very proud of her dragon mask from school as well.

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