Some of these are quite old. I've been writing them down, but I haven't had a chance to share them. Funny things they say. . . .
Raia, reading to herself: "And so, we read as it is written in the Bible, on Thanksgiving Day the camels ascended to heaven."
Jaan on the first snow day, after having a snow fight with Raia, stopped to write their initials in the snow: "That means that we had a happy war, a Cold War." (I don't think he has ever heard that term in any other context.)
Almost every morning at breakfast, Raia talks about "movies" that she's watched. After several months of hearing about bizarre films that we "watched in America (or Russia)" I finally figured out that she's talking about her dreams! She still says, "Mama, do you remember when we watched that movie about. . . ?" almost every morning.
We have taught Asya to sign "please" to avoid fussing and crying for what she wants. What makes me laugh is that when she does get upset and throws a fit, she always accompanies it with very emphatic and angry "please" signs. Somehow it's funny to see her having a polite fit.
Jaan commanding: "Raia, don't walk close to the building, because an icicle could fall on your head and make a hole. Then the cold air would get in, and your brain wouldn't work anymore!"
This was another laugh. Did you notice Raia's swollen face in the reindeer photo? When we were outside one morning last week, she slipped on ice and hurt both of her lips. I promised ice cream for when we came in. Well, after everyone had ice cream to help Raia feel better, Asya kept walking around with her plate, licking it and hoping for more.
You know, none of this is hilariously funny, but it's true that these children sure do make me laugh! I wish you could actually see and hear them!