Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Bodily bracelets

I was putting one of my brass bangles from China on my two-year-old's wrist. Etched in the middle of each one are dragons and birds with their swirling tails extending out. A colleague from a different job brought them back for me after she visited family in China. I was trying to explain to my daughter the significance of the bracelets.

"Someone gave me these bracelets."

"Some one (pause) gave them to you?"

"Yes. They're from China."

"They're from vagina?"

"No. China. The country. China."

"Bracelets from vagina" and she walked away.


Jenn said...


They do sound similar. I never really thought about that until now.

chelle said...

hehe that is too cute!