都市小孩 VS 鄉下小孩的童年

昨天買了桑葚,好甜好甜,就像小時候記憶中的野生桑葚一樣。

理查說,他沒有吃過這麼好吃的桑葚,印象中都很酸,所以不喜歡。

鄉下小孩我說: 小時候養蠶寶寶,都會跑到學校操場後面跟同學去摘桑葉,邊摘邊吃桑葚

都市小孩理查瞪大眼睛說: 甚麼? 我們的桑葉都是去店裡買的! 而且我從來不知道桑葉跟桑葚居然長在同一棵樹上!

我: ………………… (倒)

 

I grew up in a pleasant, small country side in Taiwan, and Richard grew up in the big, busy capital city of Taiwan.

One of the science experiment that we all had to do in grade four was raising silkworms to observe their life cycles. I used to go to into the woods with my classmates and gather up the fresh leaves from the mulberry trees to fatten up my little warms. While we were gathering the leaves, we would also pick the mulberries and munch on them to enjoy the heavenly sweetness.

I purchased some mulberries from the grocery store yesterday. They were tender and sweet, and they reminded me so much of my childhood days. Richard was also amazed at how sweet they are and while we ere eating the berries I told him about the little stories from my childhood.

He was in awe! Turns out the kids in the big capital city purchased the leaves in bundles from the stores, AND he never realizes the leaves that the silkworms were raise on also came from the trees that mulberries grew on!