As you might expect, last year’s clothes for Miriam are this year’s clothes for Jireh. For some reason, though, Miriam has a strong attachment to last year’s pink pajamas, and even when I put her in the ones that fit her, she contrives to change with Jireh as soon as possible. They really are too small for her and the collar only comes up to her breastbone. Just now as she was asking me to snap it for her, I said “Miriam, you know these really are too small for you. They are Jireh’s now.” So Miriam promptly responded (Little miss answer-for-everything continues to remind me of myself): “No, it’s ok, Mommy, Jireh’s not cold yet. I will give them to her on Monday.”
Jireh puts her cup out of Soren’s reach and says “No toques el agua, Søren. No es tuyo. No es tuyo.” She’s getting much better with her Spanish these days. Pretty soon they won’t have to play the game “speak spanish” where they run around their room making babbling sounds and throwing in an occasional Spanish word — they’ll actually be able to converse with each other in “their own” other language. That will be a glad day for Dave as he sees his tireless efforts to make them bilingual start to pay off!
PS As an addition to the last post, Jireh yesterday went into the refrigerator, peeled chips of shell off an egg still in the carton and dropped them on the floor, while managing to get raw egg on a the celery in closed zip lock bag of celery sticks. She also set up the refrigerator so that when I opened it, stuff would fall out.
PPS Christina was 5 weeks old yesterday!
PPPS OH — listen I found a whole PDF file on kangarookorner.com on how to tie the wrap slings that I use. A lot of people are always asking me how to do it, and this I found was a pretty complete list of ways. A lot of them were new to me and I was especially glad to find the back-carry positions which I could not for the life of me figure out how to do! Here is the link to the pdf. Or, you can just go to http://www.kangarookorner.com/wearing.aspx and click PDF Bali Baby Breeze and Bali Baby Stretch. The Bali Baby Stretch is just like what I use.