Monday, January 3, 2011

misc.

It's so cute when BR tells me how he's "feeling 'zhausted." If only that meant that he would nap then maybe we could get a break from all the lunging and launching and slamming into things. (sigh)
But then he can be so sweet sometimes, too. At bedtime, whenever it's time for prayers and he needs to pick someone to pray for, he always, always picks his two cousines Margot and Eloise. Every single night.

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Sometimes five months seems like a really long time to be living somewhere and sometimes it seems too short. When you consider that we are going to try to make it to New Delhi, the Taj Mahal, the beaches of Goa, the North East, the mountains, the Sunderbans (to see some wild tigers!) and perhaps Malaysia over the next 16 weeks, it's a lot to fit in.

On the other hand, we miss real brownies. I mean, family.

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our favorite TV ad:



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In Indian English, to "pass out" means to graduate. As in, "Congratulations for passing out!"

Also, there is a certain vegetable here they call "seem." I have no idea what this vegetable is called in English, but I know what that same word means in Arabic. So it always makes me smile when the housekeeper announces that she's planning to make my favorite again for lunch: "Poison!"

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Yes, we have a cook/housekeeper/childminder. She makes two meals a day for us and does some of the cleaning. In the mornings, while I sit and do lessons with L., point A. toward some preschool activities and try to keep BR (aka the Human Wrecking Ball) out of trouble, it's SO nice to know that someone is making the meals and the breakfast dishes have been done.
For you homeschooling mamas: I'm not trying to be obnoxious, honest. I just thought you might be interested to hear that it is just as you have suspected all along: you are doing the workload of at least 2 people (or sometimes 3 when that Wrecking Ball is really in tip top shape.)

btw, to those who have inquired: we are not going to continue homeschooling next Fall. It's fine right now since it's 1st grade and I have a maid and all, but overall it does not seem to be a good fit for us. L. had such a wonderful Kindergarten experience in public school so we're going to keep going that route after the next (and final?) move.

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Jeremy keeps threatening to shave off the goatie and leave only the 'stache. Gross.

But wait... On second thought, if he could pull this off



...it may just turn out to be his most astounding achievement yet.

10 comments:

Billy said...

I think now, if ever, is definitely time to go just mustache. Come to think of it, given that they can probably still use hair to sop up oil in the Gulf from the BP spill, it's sort of selfish of him to keep that hair on his face just for himself anyway.

Billy said...

Also, the captcha I had to enter for my last comment was, no joke, "dongings." I know this is a family blog, but I didn't want that to go unnoted for history.

Billy said...

Also, I suppose it makes sense that the least drinky country in the world (see http://www.theawl.com/2010/12/why-arent-more-people-drinking#more-64106) have found another use for the phrase "pass out."

Billy said...

As well as another application for bourbon.

Billy said...

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oal said...

I say that Jeremy should either go for the Amish "mustache-less" beard look, rock the "soul patch," or grow the goatee long and dye it (you can ask my roommate for tips on that one--)

Billy said...

Also, the bourbon biscuits ad feels like it's from the future in 1987.

p-roc's mom said...

p keeps watching that ad and just saying "no."

personally, i love bourbon biscuits, i don't know what's wrong with him.

p-roc's mom said...

also, my word that i had to type out was "prics". sorry, but it's true.

beth said...

BR is so sweet! Thank him for the prayers!

And, yes, I vote for the stache if it's the handlebar kind