2 and a 1/2 year Photoaganza

November 27th, 2009

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Overheard around our house today

November 23rd, 2009

afternoon:
K: Can you put my chair in the bedroom so I can put chapstick on the flamingo?”

evening:

K: Can I get a shower at the shower store?
B: Well, they don’t have stores just for showers, but you can get a shower at the store. Do you want to take a shower with Mommy?
K: No. I don’t want to go in the bathroom.

later:
K: Can I get a monkey balloon at the monkey balloon store?
A: (laughing so hard I gag myself)
B: Sure, if you can find a monkey balloon store, you can get a monkey balloon there. That’s why I go to work, so you can buy monkey balloons.
K: (imitates Alex with weird coughing sounds)

Katya’s take on Grandpa’s funeral

November 20th, 2009

On the flowers left on graves: “I want a present too!”
On the “‘merican” flag on another grave: “I can touch it with my finger!”
On the rabbi: “He’s reading a book to us!”
On seeing the adults shovel dirt into the grave: “I can do it myself!”
Almost. It’s harder than it looks. We helped her.

Life and Death With a Toddler

November 14th, 2009

My grandfather is home on hospice, dying. Today is probably the day he won’t really be aware of us any more. We’re all just waiting for his suffering to be over. I hired 24 hour caregivers and so I can just go by when it is sane for our family. Yesterday we just ended up chatting with the caregiver in the living room for hours, while Katya ran around and played with toys and read books. Grandpa saw me once and said, “Hi Sweee….” He couldn’t get all of “Sweetheart” out and he didn’t open his eyes the whole rest of the time we were there. We’re all tired and grumpy and eating weird. I’m breaking out. Katya saw me putting on coverup with a thing that looks like a marker. “Face paint! I want face paint!!!!!!” I ended up giving her Zoe, apatasaurus, a star, and dots on her arms. Then I tried to finish my makeup and she got upset because I was using her face paint.

Description of Katya by 7-year-old stranger at the park

November 1st, 2009

“She’s very cute, but I can’t understand a thing she says.”

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