Miss D is an awesome kid. She does lots of amazing things that surprise us. She can sing, she can draw, she can write; she is a great student at school, she is quite athletic as well. We love her with all our heart.
Miss D is awesome, but she is still only 12 years old. Her most asked question during the day are more like these:
What’s for dinner?
What’s for dessert?
Can I have that game?
When can I have a sleepover at …?
All my friends like that toy/game, why can’t I have it?
You get the picture. :D
So when Miss D asked us a thoughtful question during our China trip, we listened and think you might want to know as well.
We were on a bus in Hangzhou to the West Lake. It was a week day at around 11ish, so the bus was half empty. The bus had just stopped at a stop, and a few elderly Chinese ladies boarded the bus. The bus drove on, and that’s when Miss D asked:
‘Is China a developed country, mum?’
Gee, Mrs D was surprised. Miss D had never asked anything like this in her entire 12 years life. Mrs D was about to answer Miss D, when Mr D asked:
‘What do you think, Honey?’
Mrs D was curious to know as well, actually, what Mrs D wanted to know was: why did Miss D ask such a question?
You know, Miss D is not a dumb kid. She was pretty good at social studies at school. And sure at 12 years old, the school must have taught Miss D a few things about countries already. China is one of the biggest countries in the world. Miss D sure should know by now what country China is, shouldn’t she?
Why don’t you ask your 12 years old the question and see if they can answer straight away. :D
Anyways, while Mrs D’s mind was running with all these thoughts, Miss D gave out her answer. Being a logical kid, her answer was like this:
‘Well, China looks like a developed country to me, but isn’t China a developing country?’
What? Why? Now Mrs D couldn’t help to ask Miss D:
‘You’re right, honey, China is a developing country. But why do you think China is a developed country?’
Want to know how Miss D replied, please come back next Monday, and we will publish her answer.
Meanwhile, why don’t you ask your kid a few questions about the countries you have traveled to, and see what their answers are. The kids might surprise you as well.