Modern Family has always been a favourite sit com of mine.
Never in a million years did I think I’d be starring in the second version of it – involving one kiwi and a bunch of Colombians, instead of one Colombian and.. you get the picture.
My Colombian friend has a cool 31 years under his belt. His dad is perhaps three or four years older than me. His dad’s girlfriend is 28. She has a child around 6. Grandfather is perhaps ten years younger than my dad.
Before I left the village on New Year’s Day, the grandfather called me into his room with my friend, who had to translate.
My friend couldn’t stop laughing at what his Grandfather’s advice was for me, then finally found the words:
You have an underage one there. But I like you. Look after him.
Not really part of the plan at all, but man I can smile sweetly when I need to.