Preface: friend John met and married Chhoden, who is from Bhuton. She has two sons. Boys lived in Bhuton and moved in with Chhoden and John appx 6 months prior to event. Religion- Buddist, non practicing. No real background in any other religious practices. English was fairly good, but there were many words boys did not understand. At time of following event (April) boys aged 6 & 8.
BBQ at my home with John, Chhoden, boys, hubby, and myself.
Sitting at kitchen counter; boys and I eating, hubby standing on other side. Parents out back sneaking a cigarette. Hubby wearing Arizona State University shirt with picture of Sun Devil, the mascott.
6yo: Uncle, what it that on your shirt
H: It's a Sun Devil
6yo: What's a Sun Devil?
H: It's the mascot of the school your dad and I went to
6yo: What is a mascot
Me: It's like the symbol for a school. Each one has their own and they represent that school in a funny kind of way. Someone dresses up like that symbol for football games and things and does tricks to make people happy.
8yo: Yeah. We have those in Bhuton...........
6yo -still looking perplexed: But what is a Sun Devil
H: Well, you know the anti-christ, right?
Me: Anybody want some more corn on the cob?!?
After H gets the hint and exits kitchen~
6yo: Auntie Stephanie, Uncle is kinda, um, funny.
Me: Yep. You could say that........