Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Thumper's big speech

Thumper is talking constantly. Most of his words require a trained ear. Here is a quick cheat sheet.

"mamabs" is for the city busses. These are the ones that Scully rides to work.

"skuuulbss" is a school bus. Like what we see when we are picking up Cousins from elementary school.

"catchdebs" (said with arms shooting out in a grabbing motion) is catch the bus. What mama says she is going to do as she runs out the door.

"Mukkah" is grandma. "Mupkkah" is grandpa. My folks are in Araby land (long story) y we have grandma's mini van. Every morning Thumper rushes to the window, sees her van y cries out "Mukkah! Mukkaaaaaaaaah!!"

Some phrases he really has down.
If I say, night-night time baby. He responds "noooo! Plaaaay!!"

If I ask, what song would you like? He says "idnknow" while shrugging his shoulders with a sly smile.

There's a lot more but I think this blog is set up best for post cards right now. . .

Monday, November 8, 2010


I know it is only 6:30 but the children barely made it this late into the day. Last night they were both up from 1-4 AM. That combined with daylight savings time = dinner at 4:30, bath at 5:15 y all of us struggling to make it as late as 6:30! And when we finally did, I called it good.

Hamdillah y god save us tomorrow morning!

Sunday, November 7, 2010


So Tia Lila is giving Majpaj a bath. He is talking about survivalist strategies if a sea serpent caught them. "know who I would call? I would call Aunt Scully and she would rescue me! Because, you know what mommy? She knows a lot of things. " I know she does, Tia Lila replies. "No mommy. I mean she knows ALOT of things--she could be a super hero!"

So Tia Lila laughs y agrees y dashes off to call me. And I dash off to post this. :)