Monday, September 8, 2008

Mama Hippo

Today David made up a game that involved a snail, a dolphin, and a hippo. He asked Angie what she wanted to be. 'I'll be the dolphin', Angie told him. To this, he cracked up for a good two minutes, then he shook his head and said 'no, Mama. You the hippo'. Then it was my turn to crack up.

David has a lot of misunderstandings about Angie's swollen belly. Today, he went into a long story about how his baby brother was in an egg and was going to hatch soon, 'like a crocodile'. In the world that David lives in, Angie must have at one point swallowed the biggest egg ever. To further confuse things, I joked in the beginning that Angie had been stung by a bee in the belly. He still brings that up.

Angie went to playgroup with David, where they met up with Karin and Christoph. Christoph ran up, said hello, and then bit David on the arm. Either Christoph needs to be fed more or David's arm looks like a big teething ring. At least this time it was not Gizma who scratched him.

After kindergarten, Peter came home and announced to everyone that he had learned something new at school today. We all gathered around to watch Peter's new trick, only to stare in utter disbelief as he began spitting all over the rug. Peter paused and looked up at us proudly. Ta-da!

Angie and I were speechless. We turned to find David spitting all over the sofa; apparently he's a fast learner. 'STOP!' we shouted in unison as we found our voices again.

Peter was devastated that his new trick from the playground wasn't destined to become some new and disgusting way of mopping our floors. It was easier to explain to Peter why that could only be done on the playground. David, despite many explanations, continued spitting all over the place for hours.

Thanks to Peter's newly found education, spitting can now be added to the growing list of things that confuse David's tiny brain, along with bee stings, eggs hatching, and Mama pretending to be anything other than a hippo.
1) What was the best part of your day?
Peter: When I went with Dalia playing.
David: When I take a bath.

2) What was the worst part of your day?
Peter: When I couldn't stay longer by the kindergarten.
David: When I bonk the shark so bonk bonk hard and when Christoph bite me.

3) What would you like to do tomorrow?
Peter: To go to Dalia's and play.
David: When Dalia come back and then she's back by me, not Peter.

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