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Tuesday, December 18, 2007One of the most interesting things about having kids is the ideas they bring home with them. While I'm home full time with Nora and Emmitt, they certainly have plenty of outside influences.
They spend an hour and a half in Sunday School each week. They go to Mango's Place (Preschool) two mornings a week. They also now spend some time in the kid's center at the gym three mornings a week. (More on that in another post.)
So every now and then they come home with some new phrases or action that alternately confuses me or cracks me up.
Last week, it was a very mild form of backtalk.
Elnora does this thing where she'll go to the bathroom and then decide she has to go again five minutes later. She's been potty trained for eight or nine months and this "go again" thing comes and goes. (I'd imagine as her bladder grows? or just as she decides to annoy me...)
So last week, this happened again. She'd just gone and she was trying to convince me she had to go again. Now she was confined to the back porch with Emmitt while I was cooking dinner, so of course I figured she just wanted an excuse to get off the porch and come in with me. After quite a bit of pestering, I gave in and took her.
The second I set her on the pot, she started to go. In total seriousness, she looked me in the eye and said:
:) Now I have no idea where that came from, but it did crack me up.
Story #2: The mystery jig
Like most kids her age Elnora loves to dance. I generally think nothing of her doing a little dance around the room or even trying to sing. But last Sunday, she really had me confused for a bit.
While she talks up a storm now and can say most any word, she's still VERY hard to understand. That means the first time she says something, it generally takes some figuring to see what she's talking about.
So here's what happened...
I was working on my laptop and she was in the living room hanging out with me. At one point I look over and she's flailing her arms and legs about saying
"ri ha in, ri ha ou"
"laf ha in, laf ha ou"
Then she's spin in a circle while doing the chicken dance and spouting gibberish. Finally she'd clap her hands together and shout "about!"
Yeah, yeah, you're smarter than me and you've already figured it out. That's because I set the story up for you. I promise you, if you'd been here, you would have stared for at least five minutes before realizing she was doing the hokey pokey.
I'll guess she learned it at preschool. Either way, I think adding the chicken dance head bop was probably her idea.
If I get inspired this week, I may try and snag a quick video of her doing it. It's fairly amusing.
So what has your kid come home from school/church/friend's house/daycare with?
(Because seriously? I know none of you are working this week anyway...so spend a bit of time sharing a good story with the rest of us!)
Labels: All About the Kids