...I suspect I may be the luckiest kid in the world

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Home is Where Your Wrist Is

MLF3's English is getting better everyday. I just can't comprehend this 4 year old doing so well in French, German, Swiss German AND English.

Tonight we were reading nursery rhymes and Humpty Dumpty came up. She may know four languages but she did not know Humpty Dumpty was an egg. It was like a light was switched when I explained about eggs and falling off a wall and why Humpty Dumpty did not have a happy ending.

I reasoned this with if you dropped an egg, could you put it back together?
She nodded. "With Scotch."

Then she wanted a cuddle and I told her I could hear her heart. She was really excited about this and wanted to hear mine. Then she got sad when she realized she couldn't hear her own.
I'll give her full points for trying though. Pulling your head down whilst pushing your chest up is no mean feat.

Then I showed her her pulse in her wrist. The amazement on her face was priceless.
But now she thinks her heart is in her wrist. And it's really hard to backtrack when there's more than one language involved.

She may know four languages. But she thinks her heart is in her wrist.


  1. That is so cute :) I have one that everyday asks me for a "seatbelt" for her pants...Which I suppose makes sense...a seltbelt protects you from bad things happening....like..your pants falling down and you mooning the world...that WOULD be quite the disaster.

    The languages and things they say always amaze me..but this one is particularily cute :)

  2. What? Humpty Dumpty is an egg? This is news to me...

  3. So cute! I miss having kids around...