Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Jake was sitting here in time-out, screaming his head off, and looked so comical in his Spongebob hat, that I grabbed the camera. When he saw it, he immediately stopped crying, wiped his tears, and flashed me a big, cheesy smile! The kid cracks me up!
Some people have asked how I have time to blog and I tell them that it's a matter of survival. First, I love to write, and second, I have to complete a few sentences in the course of a day. Completing sentences is an important skill to maintain when you are surrounded by toddlers all day. Jake and Zoey are in the habit of repeating everything we say to them, so having a 'conversation' with them goes like this:
Me: We need to get your socks.
Z or J: My thocks?
Me: Yes, your socks. And your shoes.
Z or J: My sthoes?
Me: Yes. And we need to change your diaper.
Z or J: dange my diapuh?
Me: Yes, you smell stinky.
Z or J: I tinky?
Me: Yes, you reek.
Z or J: I week?
Me: (Getting tired of repeating myself, I get a glint in my eye and decide to use words they can't pronounce, so that I can have something to laugh about) Yes, you smell disgusting.
Z or J: I mell dith-uh--thust--ttting?
Me: Yes, it's replusive.
Z or J: Ith poll - umm--thif
This is where I laugh my head off and think they are so adorably cute that I can't be annoyed with them.
Zoey and Kate have been picking up English words a lot quicker lately. They LOVE to pray and it's so cute! They HAVE to pray before they eat and before they go to bed--even for naps. They sound like this,
"DEAR GOD (loudly, with MUCH drama)
akf;sklfjadfkjadfskafkdf;kfjdkhadlgs;kdfafhdkjgdf (that's gobbly-gook that only God can understand)
AMEN!!! (with a flourish and a huge smile)"
They like to sing the first line of "Jesus Loves Me," and "Deep and Wide," which can be heard quite often when they are trying to fall asleep at night. They sing so sweetly and if noticed, will break into a huge grin. Last night, they were supposed to be asleep and I heard them giggling and laughing, so I went to check on them. They had their legs hanging out of their cribs, talking and playing with each other, so I turned the light on and took their picture.