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The Things Kids Say...

Just a few quick, "heard around the house lately" from here. These are some we want to make sure we remember.

Mataya loves to swing. She has also learned from her brother that twisting on the swing is fun. While twisting, she always shouts, "My busy, my busy." She mean, "I'm dizzy."

Mataya must live in opposite world lately, or something. It seems like so many of the things she says, she really mean the opposite.

Walk into a dark room. "Me turn light off."

Standing by the sink to wash hands. "Me turn water off."

Spending a day at home. "Me want to go home."

While she can speak clearly enough, this is certainly making it a bit more challenging for us to figure out what she wants.


Joash trying to convince Mataya to taste her ice cream. "Ice cream is cold like snow. It really is snow with flavour."


Joash has been noticing that not everyone talks like he does. He knows that Daddy, Oma and Opa can speak Dutch. But he can't always remember what language he speaks.

"What language am I talking, Mom?"


"Oh. I speak English. Daddy can speak Dutch. And Mataya speaks little sister."


We have been trying to convince Joash that potatoes are a very tasty food. The other night I made some roasted potatoes and topped them with Parmesan cheese. I put the Parmesan on the talbe as well. Joash tried his first potato and thought it wasn't bad with the cheese on top.

"Can I have some more Piper John, mom?" 


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