June 20, 2011

Nice to meet you

Hello! Howdy! Bonjour! Hola! Jambo! Ni hao (Kai lan – I can’t help it)! God dag! Oi! Guten tag! Aloha! Namaste! Konnichiwa! Okay, that is officially all the time I have for my greeting.  I apologize if I did not acknowledge your native tongue, but as I mentioned in my last sentence, I am short on time.  It is luch time, you see.  And I have two ravenous three year olds who are loudly professing their substantial hunger.  Apparently, I did not feed them enough during breakfast.

My oldest twin (by one whole minute) is also poopy.  This I know because he is howling “POOOOOPY! POOOOOPY!” so loudly that our neighbors are aware of the condition of his pull-up.  My twins both have varying degrees of hearing loss.  We just had ear tubes put in and their speech therapist is already noticing improvements in their articulation.  I am waiting for any improvement in their ability to differentiate between inside and outside voices.  Evidently this difficulty is present only in our home.  At school, they are well aware of how loud they are permitted to be inside the classroom versus outside on the playground.  However, this knowledge dissipates the minute they walk through the front door.  The discrepancy must be due to some paradox in the space-time continuum.  Or selective hearing.

So, I have to go change a poopy diaper.  And then make enough ham and cheese sandwiches to feed a small army.  Because I am allegedly starving them.  Allegedly.  It was very nice to meet you.  I hope you stick around long enough to read a few other posts, when I get around to writing them.  Until then, Au revoir, Bless, Arrivederci, Adeu, Adios, Farvel and Aloha (because it means both hello and goodbye)!!