Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Ice cream and social studies

We picked up the girls' school textbooks last week, and I just couldn't help myself: I took a quick peek at the Year 1 and Year 3 social studies books, the Year 2 version of which I enjoyed so much last year.

As I flipped through the pages of the Year 1 book, I noticed a chapter about People & Places. Since the book is published in Jordan, I thought, "hmm, I wonder if we've been to any of these places?" Just then, I flipped to a page about neighborhoods and saw this:


You guys, that place is called Gerard and it is the best ice cream shop ever, in the whole world! If that is the Abdoun branch (and I think that it is), then we were regulars there in 2006 and 2007.

The table looks a little different, and the angle is different, but those are the same benches for sure. That's almost-1-year-old Miriam there with me and our Jordanian friends (the one on the left is named Majd, by the way).

Anyway, Gerard is awesome (Kinder Bueno ice cream, anyone? How about Andes Mint?), and so is this social studies textbook. How often do you get to open up a schoolbook to a picture of a non-famous, non-landmark, and say, "yeah, I've been there"?

7 comments:

Jeremy Palmer said...

Awesome. Well done.

Liz Johnson said...

Kinder Bueno ice cream?! I want to go to there.

Crys said...

Were they the family that had the elevator in their house? That place does have yummy ice cream!

Suzanne Bubnash said...

I don't remember it. Did I ever go there?

Bridget said...

Yes, they did have an elevator in their house! They're the family who we lived downstairs from in that villa.

Bridget said...

I think in 2007 we mostly went to the other branch, in Mecca Mall or Amman City Center (?). The one where the workers would always give Miriam a free cone, and she would NOT share it with you.

Suzanne Bubnash said...

Oh yeah, that place. And she had strong feelings for a young-un.

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