Tuesday, January 27, 2009

They make me laugh


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!

14 comments:

Mrs said...

Too, too rich! Are Asya's boots on the wrong feet? :-)

I wrote the funny sayings of my children in a notebook and they LOVED hearing them when they were older. Glenna would deliberately try to be funny to see if I would write it down. ;-)

Matt said...

HAHAHA.......this is priceless Phyllis!! The one about the icicle is great. So much insight to how the mind works:)! Keep writing these down, you will not want to forget these when they get older!

Alissa Maxwell said...

Good for giggles today. I love Asya's polite fits. We've been working on signs with Owen, but all his words (signed or spoken) fly out the window when he gets demanding or tired.

DaDaHaZaReJe said...

Phyllis, they ARE funny! I don't write nearly often enough but I enjoy your blog immensely!

Clare said...

Love these. I must be better at writing things like that down. Today my 3 year old asked me if I was eating a pepper-rhino pizza :)

Mom said...

Each one is delightful, cute, perceptive....and I am so thankful you are writing down what they say.

We love you all.

Baba Julie said...

How funny! I am laughing out loud! Did you see Beth Bargeron's post today about Eden? She asked if Bonnie and Donnie had been married in 1461, 1697 or 1949!!! (or something close to that!) I told Beth that I thought B & D were very well preserved!!! (: Love y'all! Julie

Anna said...

I LOVE the camel ascending into heaven. That's hilarious!!

Lindy said...

I think it was the turkeys that ascended into heaven on Thanksgiving! I saw your countdown for Leetra - it appears we will get to see her while we are in Florida since we'll be there the weekend before she leaves. We're in for a huge snowstorm today so maybe we can have a friendly cold war! Love, Aunt Lindy

Debbie said...

It can be so fun to listen to kids talk. You never know what they will come up with next. You guys are doing a great job.

Laura :) said...

A polite fit.....Asya needs to show me how to do that, lol!

Those are cute stories.

Laura T. :)

PS. We haven't had any mail from Russia "returned to sender" so we are hopeful and still praying.

Joanna's Journey said...

HI Phyllis,
Thanks for sharing. I thought the one about the camels ascending to heaven was hilarious! =) Kids do say the craziest things. Nice to have some built-in entertainment, eh? =)
Hope you are doing well. I keep you in my prayers. Trust God is continuing to fill your heart with more of Himself and His wonderful love!
Thanks for your prayers!
Love & hugs,
-Joanna

Anonymous said...

So what sort of things does Raia dream about?

Phyllis said...

I'll have to try capture it the next time she tells one. They're usually so mixed up that not much is understandable.