Life with 4 kids 6 and under. Our trip to pick up Tonito in China is: mid-March 2008 through April 12. Our trips to pick up Ricky in Ethiopia are in June and August of 2010.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

from the mouth of a 3 year old

Vivi: Oh no, mommy! Fafa se rompió! Mira su owie! (her giraffe is "fa-fa", he is broken, look at his owie)

Me: (barely making out a tiny scratch in the plastic giraffe) Oh, pobrecito. (poor thing)

V: Oh man! I go put him in the garbage.

Me: No, he's OK. You can still play with him. Look mommy has an owie, and you're not going to put mommy in the garbage, right?

Vivi pauses, and looks at me incredulously: Mommy. You no fit in the garbage. You're too big.

Vivi was star-struck today in Target, upon sighting her beloved pre-school teacher:

WOAH Mommy. Mrs. Hogan. Oh man! Mrs. Hogan in Jewel. (she calls every store Jewel) She going shopping! Woah man!


V: Tonito in China. He coming here! He coming to a casa de Vivi (Vivi's house). He's so nice. He share dis and dis and dis and dis and every-fing with Vivi.

Me: That is so nice to share. I bet he'll let you play with all of his cars. And then you can share your toys with him!

V: (long regretful sigh) No. Tonito no like my toys. They're just for Vivi.

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