Tuesday, August 7, 2012

the darndest things

i'm really kicking myself for not keeping a better record of all the english-as-a-third-language mix-ups kal has had. like tonight, she kept telling jamie she had a "girl cheese sandwich" for lunch instead of a grilled cheese sandwich.

thankfully, however, i can remember the best mix-up she's had to date. when we realized kal has a pretty sharp memory, we decided to harness it by starting bible verse memorization. for the past month, we've been working on learning a verse each week. a few weeks ago, she was memorizing micah 6:8:

and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God.

i've noticed that the way she seems to memorize is by taking little chunks of the verse and repeating them over and over until she pieces the whole thing together in her brain. that week, i remember she repeated "walk humbly" about a million times. several days after we'd completed that verse and moved on to the next one, kal was helping jamie bring in groceries and kept saying "walk humbly." thinking she was referring to the verse, jamie said, "yeah, walk humbly, bible verse." but then she pulled out the container of guacamole we'd bought and said, "no, walk humbly" and put it in his hand.

guacamole. walk humbly. they really do sound a little alike, right?

our girl is seriously a trip and a half.


  1. I will never look at Guacamole the same way again! Ha!!! Love hearing all the things she says, too cute!!!

  2. I often sent my parents text messages of the crazy things the kids would say as their language skills grew. One of my favorites was when Small Fry kept saying, "I'm yaffing! I'm yaffing!"

    I also keep a list of things that I never thought I would say, ever, in a million years. (Or stuff that Hubby has said.)

    Hubby trying to teach the phrase "Google Chrome" to Medium Fry was hilarious, as she went through "Booble Cwumb," "Gooble Cwumb," and finally settled on "Gooble Chwome."