Inspired by a lovely friend who posted answers to questions people asked her son when they were living in Kenya, I bring you the first installation of “Ask Annika.” I asked our good friend Sarah to begin the inquisition. Here is what she sent me with Annika’s answers.
I love seeing pictures of you in Berlin! You look like you're having so much fun! Could you please answer a few questions about Germany for me?
Annika: Ahh, no.
Annika: OK, fine mama. <rolls eyes>
1. Is the food in Berlin different than in Cleveland? What is your favorite German food?
Annika: Yes. Ahh…V___ (her best friend here whose name I have omitted on purpose)
Me: Um, well? Do you eat V___?
Annika: Oh. <silly smirk> No mama. You can only pretend to eat V___.
Me: Right, so what’s your favorite thing to eat in Germany? Do you like Apfelstrudel? Döner?
Annika: Wurst, yes I like Wurst the best. <vegetarian mother cringes and glares at husband>
2. What is your favorite German word?
Me: Really? Hallo? That’s your favorite German word?
Andy: Yeah, not Entschuldigung? (excuse me) You say that almost as much as Hallo.
Annika: No. Just Hallo.
Me & Andy: Ok.
3. What games do you and your friends play at preschool?
Annika: What’s preschool?
Me: Kita. What games do you play at Kita?
Annika: (very emphatically) Fussball (Soccer)!!!!
Ever wanted to hear about Berlin from a 4 year old’s perspective? Send me an email or comment on this post and your questions could be the next installment of Ask Annika.