Nothing Much You'd Be Interested In!
Our family seems to have hit its stride. I think I've said that before but I think we're hitting it even more. Noteworthy milestones are spaced much further apart than they used to be. We get the video camer out less and less. As families should, we're left celebrating things that only families can appreciate.
At the risk of sounding like a broken record, it seems we're daily surprised at the amount of English our girls pick up. (We should be at the point where we get surprised when we're surprised.) Most readers are probably thinking "would you get off the English thing? We're ready for something new."
If there was something new, I'd write about it. Our family is just normal. Period. (That's a good thing.)
(At least we consider ourselves normal.)
But back to English. One of Rhonda's friends visited the other night. After observing only a few interactions between Rhonda and Neti, her jaw dropped in amazement. She locked eyes with Rhonda and said, "Oh my goodness, she speaks English! When did that happen?" (She had just seen Neti a few weeks earlier).
We used to assume that the little girls from Ethiopia didn't know what we were saying at the dinner table. Not so anymore. Mouth full, Kailey announced that after dinner she was planning to play with what sounded like Lolly and Meke.
Neti indignantly replied, "Hey, I'm not no Lolly."