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.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Recent Funnies:)

Mommy: What's our new president's name?

Vivi and Tonito: Obama!!!

Mommy: And he lives in the capital. What is the capital of the United States?

Vivi and Tonito: Washing machine! (or "washing a machine")


Vivi: When I grow up and I'm a mommy I'm going to have a baby girl and I'm going to buy Grandma's house and live there with my babies.

Mommy: But where is grandma going to live?

Vivi: She's going to live with me and we can paint all the rooms pink.

Tonito: I'm gonna live with papi at his work. And grandpa can come.

(they really are into boys vs girls)
(we were talking about scientists and what they study and do)

Tonito: I'm gonna feed dolphins. Fish.

Mommy: That is called a marine biologist, they study the animals in the oceans.

Tonito: I'm gonna be marin-ologist.

Vivi: (after thinking for a while) I'm gonna be a cowboy. That's a scientist that studies cows.


Vivi: (looking at the floor where Maya had dropped some food) Mommy, your house is messy. You better clean it.

Mommy: But it isn't just my house, it's everyone's house. How about we all help mommy clean?

Vivi: No, I'm too tired of cleaning. It takes too long and it's not fun.

(no kidding!!!!!)


Vivi: Can papi live with us forever?

Mommy: Yes.

Vivi: But can we live WITH him? In his work?

(he has been travelling)

Mommy: That's why we're trying to sell our house. We're going to look for another family who will live here, and then we can go buy a house by papi's work. So we'll have a new house! Is that good? And you can eat with papi every night for dinner, and play with him, and read books with him.

Vivi: But who will live in our house?

Mommy: Another family is going to come and live here.

Vivi: I like my ponies.

Mommy: I promise I will bring with all of your toys, and all of your clothes, and your bed,

Tonito: And our food?

Mommy: Yes, we will bring all the food with, and then we will have a new house by papi.

Vivi: In Fouston.

Mommy: Yes, in Houston.


Vivi: (examining her anatomically correct Schleich horses that she LOVES) Why are these boys?

Mommy: Well, they just are.

Vivi: I think I'm going to make them girls.
Mommy: Let's just wait for papi to come home. Just pretend they're girls.
Vivi: Okaaaay, I just won't look between their legs.
Vivi: Sometimes when people sing it hurts my ears.
Mommy: When people sing too loudly it hurts my ears too.
Vivi: No, not loud. Just singing. Just some people, not you mommy. Just you sometimes.
Tonito: I'm sad. I miss Xin Suo.
Mommy: Drew is in Missouri. Do you want to go visit him?
Tonito: Yes! We go to China and see Xin Suo!!??
Mommy: Well, maybe sometime we can go to his house in Missouri. Remember when we visited him and you saw his house with his new mommy and papi? And his bunnies and kitties, and his puppy?
Tonito: I like Xin Suo. Remember in China I played with the dump truck?
Mommy: Yes! That was in his house in Missouri. Remember? Remember he lives with his mommy and papi and we visited him and you played together with his big trucks.
Tonito: I like China. Tonito from China! I like dump trucks. I like Xin Suo too.


Sallymander said...

i just now read ur comment on my blog...gee, thanx. i was thinking the same thing about your family...SO beautiful, inside and out...all of you!

Sallymander said...

i love the conversation...ha ha...