Monday, April 23, 2012

How Do You Say 'Dramatic' in Chinese?


And the prize for 'Most Overly Dramatic and Just Flat Out Weird Gripe' goes to Kyle Nyquist...

Kyle: Why did you turn the radio off? The song wasn't over!

Me: You can listen to the Chinese radio station more on the way to school tomorrow. We need to get you to bed.

Kyle: But that Chinese song was DIFFERENT. It had Chinese instruments, and it was SO beautiful. I've never heard anything like that before, and I loved that song SO MUCH. I'll NEVER forget what that sounded like. NEVER! But now I won't know how the song ended because of YOU.

Seriously, this thing that Kyle has for Chinese music is so odd, and he's so passionate about it. *Sigh*

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Hello Rabbit!


The hotel that we ate lunch at yesterday had an area with some caged birds and rabbits, so I took Joelle to go and visit them. As we approached, a parrot said "Hello!". Joelle had never heard this before and it really threw her. She turned to me and said, "Daddy, that bird just talked to me." - as if to confirm that it actually DID just happen. So I replied, "Yes, they can talk". A look of wonderment and joy flooded her face. Giddy with excitement, she immediately turned around and yelled "HELLO RABBIT!" into the rabbit's cage. Apparently, she thought I meant that ALL the animals there could talk. She was a little disappointed when I explained to her what was going on. For a second there, she must have thought she was Dr. Dolittle.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Deadly Cactus

Kyle: DAD! DON'T GO NEAR THAT CACTUS!

ME: Okay, Why?

Kyle: It's DEADLY! Look, it already killed a bull!