There are those
that are Ukrainian and then there are those
that wish they were -
something to think
I'm proud to be
Canadian kids: Move out when they're 18 with the full support of their parents.
Ukrainian kids: Move out when they're 28, having saved enough money for a
house, and are two weeks away from getting married....unless there's room
in the basement for the newlyweds.
Canadian kids: When their Mom
visits them, she brings a Bundt cake,
and you sip coffee and chat.
Ukrainian kids: When their Mom visits them, she brings 3 days worth of
food, begins to tidy up, dust, do the laundry, and rearrange the furniture.
Canadian kids: Their dads
always call before they come over to visit
them, and it's usually only on special
Ukrainian kids: Are not at all fazed when their dads show up,
unannounced, on a Saturday morning at 8:00, and
starts painting the window frames
or mowing the lawn.
Canadian kids: Always pay
retail, and look in the Yellow Pages when
they need to have something done.
Ukrainian kids: Call their dad or uncle, and ask for another dad's or
uncle's phone number to get it done...cash deal. Know what I mean??
Canadian kids: Will come over
for cake and coffee, and get only cake
and coffee. No more.
Ukrainian kids: Will come over and get cabbage rolls, perogi, roast
chicken , salad, bread, fruit, cheesecake a few before, during and
after dinner drinks.
Canadian kids: Will greet you with
'Hello' or 'Hi'.
Ukrainian kids: Will give you a big hug, a kiss on your cheek, and a
pat on your back.
Canadian kids: Call your
parents Mr. and Mrs.
Ukrainian kids: Call your parents Mom and Dad.
Canadian kids: Have never seen
Ukrainian kids: Cry with you.
Canadian kids: Borrow your
stuff for a few days and then return it.
Ukrainian kids: Keep your stuff so long, they forget it's yours.
Canadian kids: Will eat at your
dinner table and leave.
Ukrainian kids: Will spend hours there, talking, laughing, and just
Canadian kids: Know few things
Ukrainian kids: Could write a book with direct quotes from you.
Canadian kids: Eat peanut
butter and jelly sandwiches on soft mushy
Ukrainian kids: Eat kielbasa sandwiches with dill pickles on rye
Canadian kids: Will leave you
behind if that's what the crowd is
Ukrainian kids: Will kick the whole crowds' behind who left you behind.
Canadian kids: Are for a while.
Ukrainian kids: Are for life.
Canadian kids: Think that being
Ukrainian is cool.
Ukrainian kids: Know that being Ukrainian is cool.
Canadian kids: Will ignore
Ukrainian kids: Will forward it.
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