Saturday, March 27, 2010

Day 1

Didn't get much done today. Stayed up too late again, in part because of the nap I took late in the afternoon, which turned my little sinus headache into a migraine. Good times.

Actual good times were had today, though. I spent a nice chunk of the day with some friends of mine and a gaggle of their assorted children, all of whom are aged four or younger. I was the only one who didn't have to leave to put someone down for a nap (although, see above, re:me putting myself down for a nap), but I have to tell you - I think it was the highlight of my month, when, having spent the previous hour juggling various infants, I was sitting on the floor with three toddlers climbing all over me, playing cars and learning about Chuck the Truck his friends and getting schooled in what various animals say in several different languages.

So, here's a little bit of trivia for your next cocktail party, courtesy of my learned colleagues of the Playskool set, their moms, and a little help from the interwebs...here's what dogs say....

Spanish dogs: guau guau
French dogs: ouah ouah
Punjabi dogs: bhau bhau
German dogs: wau wau
Korean dogs: mong mong
Arabic dogs: aw aw
Russian dogs: gav gav (actually, I hear they have a lot to say these days on the subject of nuclear arms)
Swedish dogs: vof vof
Czech dogs: haf haf
Iranian dogs: vagh vagh
Jewish dogs (the ones that speak Hebrew): haw haw
Greek dogs: ghav ghav

Although, actually, I suspect Greek dogs say something more like, "Why you want to leeeeeave me?" (a la Costa in My Big Fat Greek Wedding).

My favorite, though, my absolute favorite, though, was what the snake says. Which is of course "ssss, ssss," but if you're two, and adorable, this involves sticking your tongue out through your teeth and concentrating very hard on getting it right.

Kids are just the best, I tell you what...I can't think of a better way to have spent my morning.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Yesterday's comment---off in space/

Carol