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Josie-isms

Here are a few fun Josie anecdotes I have collected so far this year: New words Josie writes “JTL” on her DoodlePad. Then she adds an “E” at the end. “The ‘E’ is silent,” she explains. — Birds of a … Continue reading

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Do me a favor and say “por favor”

Joseph is a very polite boy. From a small age he has always said “thank you” and “you’re welcome” (in two languages). But he also he can be very stubborn. For a long time, Joseph has said “por favor” only … Continue reading

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Joseph-speak

Joseph is learning to say new words daily. He can say complete words like Mamá, Papá, apple, pie, come, luna (moon), and “no hay” (there’s no more). He also has his own language. Here are a few examples: “Ia” = … Continue reading

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Overheard in the minivan

Ludi: “…let’s have a surprise party for Papá!” Jadzia: “Shhhhh….” [much whispering ensues]. Ludi: “Papá, did you hear what we’re talking about?” Me: “Maybe!” Jadzia and Ludi together: “Forget! Forget!” Josie: “Daddy, it tastes like grass!” Me: “Don’t eat it!” … Continue reading

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Them kids keep a-growing

A couple milestone notes of interest. JOSEPH has apparently decided he’s done nursing. A couple days ago he just quit. Cold turkey. Yoli, obviously, wasn’t keen on this turn of events. She has tried over and over, but hasn’t been … Continue reading

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Josie’s speaking ability

Josie’s speech is growing by leaps and bounds every day. She does a lot of babbling, peppered with real English and Spanish words. In the last few weeks we have heard her begin to sing a little bit of “A … Continue reading

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Fishing for compliments

A conversation with Jadzia at breakfast the other day. I was wearing my pajamas: Jadzia: “Oooh, Daddy, I really like your pants.” Me: “Why, thank you, Jadzia!” (pause) Jadzia: “Aren’t you going to say anything about me?”

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From the abundance of the heart…

Josie speaks. Apparently she said “moooom” today.

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A 3-year-old with a political future

Jadzia likes to employ her powers of suggestion throughout the day. Her requests usually run something like this: “I think you can take us to the Whistle Stop for ice cream.” It doesn’t matter how many times her dreams are … Continue reading

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Ammy-ville

Today I was with Jadzia and Ludi at the school, playing on the playground. As things were winding down, I was talking with Jadzia about airplanes, reminding her about our upcoming trip. “We’re going to take TWO airplanes. We’ll take … Continue reading

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