We've been here in 'Merica' for four weeks. I think "transition" has mainly been conquered. That is not to say that we are totally functional here yet, but it is to say that we are not quite so half-witted and dopey in our approach to this cray-cray life-style.
It is entertaining (and precious) to notice all the words and things that have no meaning or assignment inside the noggins of our kids. For example:
- While going into a tunnel in the truck, Hope said, "Oooh cool! We are going through one of these things." (No name assigned for that thing.)
- While driving in Arkansas and Missouri Lydia said, "What is it called when there is this much trees?" and "That is the most trees I ever seen in my life."
- We told the kids we were going to go to Wendy's for lunch. We had to stop at the post office, we went there first. When we walked into the post office Lydia said, "This is called Wendy's?" No store or restaurant names hold any assignment for her.
- Troy took Isaac, Hope and Noah on a quick Target store run. We don't take them to stores very often (ever) in Haiti. Of course it was non stop questions and comedy and learning inside the Target. Troy tried to introduce ideas to them, including packaging, marketing, how to determine which item is the best buy, etc. I was out of town and they called me to explain that the small individual packages of applesauce are not as good of a deal as the big jar of applesauce. They thought for sure that was information I didn't have. When they left the store, Troy asked, "So Noah, what did you learn today?" Noah said, "I learned why you never take me to the store."
Lydia said, "Well. Weird. I didn't know Chris knows all about babies and pushing on thems chest like that."
|Troy, Britt, Paige, dummies...|
...Use of commas, important.
Isaac and Noah continue to be obsessive about all wild-life. They use every second of their spare time to study animals and make lists. Noah just dropped in a moment ago to tell me which whale is the nimblest. (and I had juuuust been wondering that)
|animals that kill you, and how long it will take them|