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You Know You're a Missionary Kid When...
You can't answer the question, "Where are you from?"
You speak two languages, but can't spell in either.
You flew before you could walk.
The U.S. is a foreign country.
You have a passport, but no driver's license.
You have a time zone map next to your telephone.
Your life story uses the phrase "Then we went to..." five times.
You think in grams, meters, and liters.
You speak with authority on the quality of airline travel.
You go to the U.S., and get sick from a mosquito bite.
You send your family peanut butter and Kool-Aid for Christmas.
People simply don't understand.
You live at school, work in the tropics, and go home for vacation.
You don't know where home is.
Strangers say they can remember you when you were "this tall."
You have friends from or in 29 different countries.
You do your devotions in another language.
You sort your friends by continent.
You tell people where you're from, and their eyes get big.
"Where are you from?" has more than one reasonable answer.
The nationals say, "Oh, I knew an American once..." and then ask if
you know him or her.
You are grateful for the speed and efficiency of the U.S. Postal Service.
You realize that furlough is not a vacation.
You've spoken in dozens of churches, but aren't a pastor.
The majority of your friends don't speak English as a first language.
Someone brings up the name of a team, and you get the sport wrong.
You believe vehemently that football is played with a round, spotted ball.
You know there is no such thing as an international language.
You know the difference between patriotism and nationalism.
You realize what a small world it is, after all.
Going to the post office is the highlight of your day.
When you sing songs to yourself in a language other than English.
When you mother gets excited over finding Doritos at 7-11.
When on deputation you have memorized Dad's messages.
You carry Bibles in two languages to church.
When you dream in a foreign language.
On your 18th birthday you still don't have a driver's license.
You send out birthday invitations in a foreign language.
When you go on furlough your Mom buys everything in the store.
When adults want to pay you to teach them English.
When you can't find shoes to fit your feet in any of the shoe stores.
When the family gathers around the computer to check the E-mail.
When all your clothes have been worn by someone else.
When your friends know more English grammar than you do but can't understand English conversation.
When you find a seven year old picture of yourself on someone's refrigerator.
When you know how to send a fax using an international call back service.
When driving on the right side of the road gives you the willies.
When the message on your answering machine is in two languages.
You tell people what certain gestures mean in different parts of the world.
You calculate exchange rates by the price of Coke.
You would rather have a Land Rover Defender than a Lexus.
You enjoy textual criticism of customs forms.