Conversations with Georgia: Mrs Mooncake?
As we gleefully left school on Friday afternoon, after what had been a seriously long week, we walked along the shaded path heading towards the car.
Two ladies came walking in the opposite direction. And G whispers,
G: There’s Mrs Mo…
And because they were drawing nearer, I looked up, to smile as the one that Georgia knew smiled at her. And as soon as they were out of ear shot, I stopped Georgia and asked,
Me: What did you say her name was? Mrs Mooncake???
At which point we both burst out laughing.
G: Her name is Mrs Morgan. But you know, they have such strange names, like Mrs Kershal.
Turns out, she thinks Sam is normal, but Jin Aik is strange too – Poor Daddy!
In case you’re wondering, Mooncakes are a type of Chinese sweet-cake associated with the Mid-Autumn Festival, along with the Lantern Festival. There are legends that go with it as well – read more about it here.