I gave my 6 year old son a small bowl of rice for his dinner and he gobbled it up. I offered one to my 4 year old son, and he shook his head. He never wants to eat rice. He’s like that with other Asian food too – like dumplings, stir-fried vegetables, and Chinese noodles.
Me: You are not Chinese.
My 4 year old: Yes, I am! I am Chinese!
Me: No, a Chinese person would eat their rice.
My 4 year old: Okay, give me a little bit.
Me: See, tastes good right. (As he eats it). You know, you eat Mexican rice at Rubio’s (awesome Mexican restaurant in San Diego) all the time.
My 4 year old: Oh, I’m Mexican then.
This poor child is going to have an identity crisis. Since he doesn’t look Asian at all, he has a hard time convincing others. He told some Asian kids in his preschool that he was part Chinese and they didn’t believe him. They called him a liar. I told him to introduce me to them so they can see for themselves. But it looks like he’s renounced being Chinese for being Mexican instead.