- The Bambina's accent (when she speaks English - I think it's a mixture between Brooklyn and East London)
- The Bambina insists on wearing a dress or skirt every single day. She hates jeans and all pants in general. Even in winter in Europe, she will typically wear leotards and a dress rather than long pants.
- The Bambino typically wears a shirt with a collar and cotton shorts or pants. His best American friend is always in a T-shirt and sweat-shorts.
- Neither of my kids has ever been to McDonalds (although there are plenty in Europe, there are none in Madagascar), nor have they heard of Burger King, Taco Bell, or KFC.
- The Bambino asks for "mano" with his pasta (mano = parmagiano, Italian for parmesan cheese).
- At age 6, the Bambina knows how to write in cursive but doesn't really know how to print!
- Neither of my kids drinks cow's milk - ever!
This is not to say that my kids are purely European. In fact, when European kids (and adults) hear my kids speaking to me in English, they assume that my kids are American. When my kids ask for peanut butter and jelly sandwiches or drown their French fries in ketchup, this is more of the North American coming through.
And then the Bambina turns to her father and speaks a perfect, accentless, Parisien French, and people get really confused. :-)