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Conversation during glögg party last night when we were discussing bilingualism in our children and I made a comment about Martin having begun to differentiate languages when he was around 2.5 years old:

Barbara: Well, yes, but I've always thought that Martin was exceptionally bright.
Me: (deprecatingly) Yes, he is, well, he...
Barbara: He must have gotten it from you, I bet.
Me: Well, um, I wouldn't call myself exceptionally bright *long pause* but you all can! (general laughter)

Conversation with my sister this evening wherein the topic of discussion was children's birthday parties:

Sarah (who is having her daughter's party today): Well, it's only 6 kids for a few hours. It won't be that bad.
Me: No way, 2 hours was just right, I couldn't possibly have handled more. I have a hard time with a couple of kids for more than a few hours.
Sarah: Well, we all know you have less patience than most people.
Me: *big pause* you think?!

I'm a master of comedic timing, I am.

Martin is now officially 6 years old. Hard to believe, especially when I look at his feet. They used to be such fat, cute, button-toed baby feet. They look like little boy feet now, not nearly as appetizing. I hope he doesn't get super long toes like some of the men in my know who you are. Ick

We had Anders' family over for dinner and Märta brought us a Christmas tree mat that she wove herself. It's too small, however, for our giant tree tendencies, I suspect, so will have to find another place to use it. Dinner was delicious: smoked salmon, hard-boiled eggs, creamed spinach, boiled potatoes. For dessert, we planned on having a princesstårta for Martin, which is his favorite (as well as Anders'), so I pulled it out of the freezer to thaw while we ate. As we were getting the coffee cups and plates together to carry out to the table, Märta opened the cake box only to find that fully 1/4 of it was GONE...already eaten. Anders came in right then and I gave him a very pointed look at which he vehemently began protesting his innocence. We have no idea when that cake was, um, used, but it worked out okay anyway, despite sending me into giggles every time I thought of the look on Märta's face, not to mention the look that must have been on mine!
tired, but satisfied
mood: tired, but satisfied
music: Crowded House—Fall At Your Feet


*still smiling*

Your posts make me giggle out loud so many times sometimes. Today was a DEFINATE contender for best comic bit of my day. :)

Thanks for sharing your little anecdotes and I loved the sneaky cake thief story. :)

In case I haven't mentioned it to you already, thank you so much for sharing bits of yourself with us (your lj friends). I'm so chuffed that you let me share these things with you... even if just through text. I really appreciate it. *big hug*

Oh! BTW, I went to IKEA yesterday and was SOOOO tempted to get some of those lit up candelabras for our windows. I resisted, but just barely!

gosh, that was such a nice thing to say!! :) thank you! I'm thrilled to hear that I'm amusing people with this stuff. 'course maybe you're just easily amused. :P ha!

And WHY IN THE WORLD would you resist the ultimate coolness of electric Xmas candelabras!? GO BACK AND BUY ONE FOR EVERY WINDOW! muahahaha!

I'd really like to see a photo of that pointed look *snigger*

Look we have that same cake-thief person living here. I used to make these cute little cream filled fairy cakes. And they disappeared at such a rate that I began to freeze them, hoping that it might restrain certain people. But they were still snaffled in their frozen state. I developed a rather pointed look of my own, but despite the tell-tale crumbs on his chin, I couldn't get a confession.

aha!! darn those sweet-toothed Swedes! LOL! Perhaps it was the fairy-cake moniker that tempted him beyond all reason. Mmmm fairy-cake!

I have never been to that cake-tin. Without permission. But it happens that I do sleepwalking.

why no, officer, I had no idea I was going that fast...

But it happens that I do sleepwalking Hmm... while you are awake?

How about a tree of this size instead of that tree of your's that grows through your roof? Then that mat will fit well.

teeny tiny trees just don't cut it, man. At least I'm not as bad as my friend Barbara, last year to get their tree upstairs to the famly room, they had to DISMANTLE the staircase AND tie it to the rafters to keep it from falling over!!

What do they say now, "the bigger tree, the smaller....". I can't remember what it was.:)

*lost me there*

I think that was the bigger the shoe size.....

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