My mom called me today. I'm not sure what she was saying but she talked to the baba. Baba said "I'll go and get Melody. She will come" and then my mom would say something and she would say it again. I guess they went around and around for a while. Both sides having not the slightest idea what was going on on the other side.
In other news Baba said I'm now ready to get married b/c i've been cooking, doing laundry, and working in the yard. Horray for me.
Last night a guy told me that he wanted me to find him an American girlfriend. I told him that he wouldn't like dating american girls b/c if they cook dinner, then they expect the man to do the dishes. And if you are both at the table and the man wants beer, she'll point to the fridge and say "it's over there". That is NOT how it works in Bulgaria. The women here basically do everything for the men and children of the family. The guy was shocked and agreed that he didn't want to date an american girl.
I told my host mom and she laughed and then later she told Gosho (the dad) that he had to wash the dishes. He looked shocked and asked why. She said that she grilled the meat, made the salad, and fried the potatoes, plus she served the entire meal. Poor guy looked totally confused! Then she told him what I told her and he laughed and she laughed and we all know that later she'll do the dishes. Though I'll never be that type of wife, I have no judgements about their life b/c they have one of the strongest marriages, nicest and smartest kids, and are happier than almost everyone I know. Clearly, it's working for them, and I applaud their happy family!