It's been a really long time since I've written down any of the funny things our children say. I think they've been saying too many for me to keep up with! Here are just a few recent ones:
Sorry, this one is only funny for Russian speakers. Jaan has been saying "мне думается."
Recently Jaan woke up in the morning and told me, "I couldn't sleep at all. I felt tickles all night. And not pleasant tickles like people do. It was probably CROCODILE TICKLES. Yes, it felt like a crocodile. He probably lives under my bed." He's been praying that the crocodiles won't tickle him any more every night before bed.
Will gave Raia a few gummy candies. Her response: "Thank you! I love these. They swim like this in the sea." (And she waved her hands back and forth "like this.") What? They're jellyfish, of course!
Raia comes out into the kitchen with her doll:
Raia: "Mama, this is my baby."
Me: "Then I must be her grandmother."
Hilarious shocked look from Raia.
Raia: "No, you're not that old! Let's just be friends."
The asters and chrysanthemums are blooming all around our building. Asya would love to tear them all up, so I've been teaching her "don't touch with your hands; smell with your nose." On Sunday there was a picture right down at her level in the Sunday school room. It was an almost unbearable temptation for her. I told her, "Don't touch with your hands!" So, she leaned forward and smelled it.
This is more cute than funny. Asya isn't talking yet, but she loves animals. In her language cats say something like "ow-ow-ow." And so do dogs, horses, cows, etc!
And a silly photo: