Thursday, October 02, 2008
precious little ears
I have to give a title to this pic. It's called "accident waiting to happen". 2 toddlers, a dog, a laptop and 2 men with beers. Amazingly nothing was broken or spilled.
Now that Caleb is in pre-K on Tuesdays I have been able to take the other 3 out to see the town. OK, so mostly we go to the park and library reading time, but it is a breath of fresh air for us to get out of the house and do something different. My kids have really impressed me at how grown up and responsible they are becoming. Maybe it has something to do with having a younger one in tow, they figure they have to be little caregivers too.
Of course Dominique can not help but let her freesoaring spirit shine through. I told her to smile for the camera, and just look at what I got! Someone tell her that that is rude. But not just yet, gotta get her picture first. I mean she's still so cute!
I am not very dilligent at using French with the kids, but I try to talk to them from time to time in my second language. I integrate it the most often as we read stories at night time. Dominique's favorite book this week is one on colors, so I thought that's a good one to use French with. She's got me figured out though and is not to happy with my language teaching efforts. She now pulls out the book and says "no French. That hurts my ears!" Apparently she is highly sensitive to foreign languages. Ivan used to be like that, but Dora has saved the day with him. He looked at the colors and said "red is rojo and yellow is amarillo- that's what Dora calls them". Then Dominique slowly gets into the game and is shouting out "amarillo" and "rouge" with the rest of us. To tell you the truth I remembered hating learning French for the first oh.... 3 or 4 or 9 years or so too.
Haven't asked a question in ages.... what is your favorite free thing to do in your city/town? (maybe I'll get an idea and expand our horizons)