Wednesday, March 29, 2006
Night chat with Zara
These days, if Zara didn't fall asleep after she'd taken her milk, we would lie in bed, and in her limited vocabulary, we'll chi-chat. Her long sentences are normally punctuated with lots of pauses. Me : Zara lie down with mummy Zara : Lie down. Toss Eyes. (Close eyes) She saw the room light was still on. Zara : *pointed to the light* sitch off, light (She said Switch off, instead of just off!) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ . ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Me : Zara likes Kidzsports? Zara : *giggled* Spots! Yike (like)! Me : What can Zara do in Kidsports? Zara : Pay (Play). Me : What can Zara play in Kidzports? Zara : Many ball balls! Throw away! Jump! Me : Remember the big slide? Zara : Member. *extended her arms out* BiiiiG side! Me : Remember the tunnel? Zara : *pat her chest* tuh-nuh, sked sked (scared) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ . ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Me : How mummy call Zara when mummy come home from work? Zara : Ter Ger (Little Girl)! Me : How daddy call Zara then? Zara : Ger ger (Girl Girl). ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ . ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Me : Zara, how the jie jie in the Sound of Music sing already? Zara : Cuckoo! Cuckoo! Me : *I hum the beginning tune* Zara sing some more Zara : *singing out of tune* Ah-deeoh ah-deeoh (Adios, Adios) Me : Remember the small jiejie (Chinese: big sister)? Zara : Member Me : Zara sing like the small jie jie Zara : Sun, seep (sleep), *wave her hands* good bye, good bye. (Actual : The sun has gone to bed, so must I) (The song Von Trapps kids sang to the guests before going to bed) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ . ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The other day, she hugged me and said, "Af yoo" (Love You, something I say to her very often). I love these moments!