Some hilarious moments!

April 14, 2011 at 5:45 am (Uncategorized)

Our kids seriously crack us up! I cannot tell you how many times we say, “We need to write that one down!” This post has been sitting in my drafts for forever and I’ve added conversations here and there recently as well. Hope you laugh as hard as I did!

Andikpeme has pretended he is pregnant ever since we told him that I am pregnant. The poor kid has had “morning” sickness, extreme fatigue (which apparently interferes with his ability to clean up his toys), and a big belly. He’s told me on numerous occasions that he needs to eat lots of food so that he can have a big belly like mine. We have spent a lot of time talking about listening to our bodies because this is one of the things he struggles with, like many children with similar backgrounds. The other day, he was looking at the food on the table, debating whether or not he should have some more. Eventually he said, “My body is telling me that I don’t need more food, mom. I don’t want a big belly like you now. It’s too big”.

Daddy asked A. what he was going to say to the new baby when he meets him/her. After some thought, A. said, “Merry Christmas!”

Ekaete is one of the most energetic, engaging, and determined human beings we have ever met, but my words will not capture her personality, actions, and facial expressions. We are almost scared to hear what comes out of her mouth when she starts speaking in sentences. She has a mind of her own and makes sure to let us know that all the time. When she requests things, if she does not call us by name, daddy might prompt her by saying something like, “Ekaete, say mom”. She will look him square in the face every time and say, “Dad” with a little mischievious smile.

Andikpeme approached me right after breakfast…
A: “Can we please get some food today?”
Me: Of course! We just had breakfast and that was food and we will eat a snack later then lunch and so on. We have food everyday. You don’t have to worry about that.
A: No a different food. Like from the tiny workers that come up, take some food, put it in the microwave then bring it to us so we can eat it?
Me: A restaurant?
A: Yeah!

Andikpeme had been playing with his cousin for a few hours and I really wish I’d been listening in on their conversation previous to this request:
A: Mom, I would like to find some more teest for me!
Me: What? Teest?
A: No, tseest
Me: Show me. I don’t know what you’re talking about.
A’s cousin: No teeth
A: Yeah, teess because I need some more to bite my food

Andikpeme and Ekaete are really starting to play with one another and they really do have a lot of fun! Their communication is slightly awkward at times though…

A: (Pointing to his new $4.00 sunglasses as he put on his coat to go play outside with his sister) Mom, please watch my sunglasses and make sure Ekaete doesn’t get them because they are very conspecsice.
Me: Expensive?
A: Yeah, conspensice
A. to Ekaete: Ekaete those sunglasses are very conspensice so you can’t touch them. (Ekaete eagerly nods in agreement). Are you going to touch them? (Ekaete smiles and nods enthusiastically). No! No, you’re not going to touch them. They are conspensive, right mom?!
Ekaete: (Shakes her head back and forth) Owie!!!

Believe it or not they both walked away from that conversation feeling quite satisfied with how it went!


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A big dilemma

April 10, 2011 at 10:02 pm (Uncategorized)

What do you do if you want to eat your snack, but have no where to put your treasured gum???

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