Sunday, January 30, 2011

Twinkle, twinkle little star...

This is the song I usually dread most when teaching ASL signs. The sign most children learn for diamond is HIGHLY inappropriate in ASL.

Imagine my shock today at church when I start signing Twinkle, Twinkle with Sugar and she signs said HIGHLY inappropriate sign.

"Sweetie, that isn't the correct way to sign diamond. This is how to do it." *shows correct way*
"No. It is like this." *signs HIGHLY inappropriate sign*
"That isn't the way. You need to do it like this." *shows correct way*
"No. My teacher said to do it like this." *again signs HIGHLY inappropriate sign*

I finally told her we'd talk about it later just to get her to stop signing it wrong. eek!

***to sign DIAMOND, make a "D" with your right hand (fingers all touching the thumb except the pointer finger is up) and tap it on your left ring finger, where a diamond would be.

Here are some online dictionary results:

Click to sign DIAMOND (the object, like what is in the sky)

Click to sign the shape DIAMOND

Thursday, January 27, 2011


*scene - dinner table having a family meal, Sugar wanting to be excused*

Brad: "Sugar, you need to sit at the table for dinner time."
Sugar: "But I want to be excused..."
B: "You have 2 choices, you can sit at the table or you can go to bed now."
S: "Daddy, I want 3 choices."
*me snickering*
B: "Okay, you can 1)sit at the table 2) go to bed or 3) go sit in bed.
*me hysterically laughing now*

Ahhhh, family dinner time...

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Brownies versus Vai

On Sunday, we went to a church meeting where Vai Sikahema was speaking. I listen to Sport's Talk Radio every day (much to my husband's and children's displeasure), so I was quite familiar with who he is.

We got to listen to his lovely wife first, and then he gave a great talk afterwards. It was wonderful to hear him. Since Roo really adores Andy Reid (because he ALWAYS shakes Roo's hand), I thought he'd like to meet another Eagle.

Not so much. As soon as the final "amen" was said, the kids bolted to the brownies in the back of the church.


Saturday, January 15, 2011

When daddy is away...

I made the kids a dentist appointment 6 months ago. And wouldn't you know, Brad is working today. Isn't it just so much fun to take 3 kids to the dentist office? Oooo, party!

Sugar screamed, and by screamed I mean, the windows are shaking, people are looking for ear plugs, I have to sit in the chair, wrap my legs around her, have the boys hold a leg, screaming. So much fun. I can't wait to do it again in 6 months. Ugh.

*the bright side is 3 kids and 0 cavities*

Sunday, January 9, 2011

When you are married to a doctor...

Today I was teaching a Sunday School class to 4 year old kids, one of which was my daughter.

I had printed my lesson out on some scratch paper we have in a pile. While at church, I was looking at my lesson for a specific scripture. Suddenly, Jamo asks, "What is THAT?!"

I looked on the back of my lesson, and what is on it but pictures of tracheas being sutured and the accompanying research notes. Lovely. Good thing it wasn't a 4 yr old that saw the picture. They might have been traumatized for quite awhile.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Smart little cookie

*scene - Scrubs on the TV on pause. Me typing an email. Sugar on the couch getting ready for bed.*

Sugar: "Mom, why aren't you watching this?"
Me: "I'm waiting for daddy."
Sugar: "Why?"
Me: "I love him."
Sugar: "Do you love me?"
Me: "I love you tons, baby girl!"
Sugar: "Does that mean I get to stay up and watch this with you?"

Nice try, little one.