Setting: Elijah’s closet
Jil was playing knock knock with Em and Elijah. They would answer the door and ask who’s there. Jil would pretend to be someone different each time.
She switched it up in this instance….
Jil: (knocks on the wall)
The two answer
Jil: (to Elijah) Who’s that little girl in your house?
Jil: What’s your name?
(Jil and Tara laughing hysterically—-wondering if we heard what we thought we’d heard)
Tara: (to Elijah) What’s the little girl’s name again?
So, maybe this was much funnier in person. Tico is the name for Costa Ricans….Gringo is what Ticos call white people. Elijah has heard those two words somewhere….I’m guessing at school. They are not at all derogatory, just funny that he used them. Don is a word used for an old man…..it’s a term of respect and endearment. Funny boy.
In other Elijah news….
Potty Scores: 5 hits (4 of which were pee-pee’s and 1 poopie.)
I’d say it’s going really well!!
Yes, Zeke is very big, almost as tall as Em and his feet are almost the same size as Em…..but I think that is because of………this…….
Jil bravely ordered pizza for us last night. She called Papa John’s and spoke to someone who spoke English. (For those who may not know–listening to another language on the phone is super-duper difficult.) We really don’t try to avoid to use Spanish, but over the phone is just extremely difficult. This was the first time we’ve ordered pizza over the phone. So, the question then was whether or not they would find our apartment (because of the crazy addresses used here, no street addresses and road names—just landmarks and how many meters you are away from them) And whether or not we really ordered three medium pizzas with a 2 liter! Surprisingly the guy made it here….and within like a half hour…..and the order was perfect.
The kid’s didn’t want their pizza cut up last night. They all ate whole pieces and also two pieces each!!!!
Today has been very relaxed. We’ll be stuck inside most of the week because of potty training. We’ll venture outside to our yard, but I don’t know that we’ll really go anywhere. I”m sure I’ll get some cabin fever sometime by Tuesday or Wednesday!
This morning we got the train set out. It’s such a fun thing to have—and even more wonderful because it was passed onto us!
I think it is so adorable how the boy’s play house. Their monkey and bunny are their babies. They wrap the babies with their blankets and make beds for them. Sometimes the babies’ bed is Zeke’s pack-n-play, sometimes it’s a pillow on the floor or today it was a pack of diapers. ( Usually the diaper packs are their ladders.) Malachi is always the Mama and Elijah is always the Papa. Seriously…..