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In the course of the trip, the tour guide pointed to an island so I explained to Kit.
Me: “Any land surrounded on all sides by water is called island, right?”
Kit nodded very seriously giving me the impression that she had understood the term perfectly. Little did I know that her little mind was already working on educating me?!
After a few moments we crossed the market square and Kit heard the tour guide say the word ‘Street’ so she looks at me pointedly and says:
Kit: “You know when something is NOT surrounded on all sides by water, what it is called?”
Me: (Confused as by now I had lost all interest in what the tour guide was saying – breakfast and sun have this effect on me!) “No”
Kit: (Satisfied to have been first with the answer) It’s called Street.
Oh..Allright! I’ll remember this then…!
So this is what happened on this last visit when Papa took Kit to the Men’s restroom – after Kit had finished the job and was occupied with the hand washing procedure, she looked up to see Papa (nature of these men’s urinals!).
Kit (very concerned and very alarmed): “Papa, you must sit down to pee. You cannot pee when standing. You cannot wet your pant!”
Papa (obviously had to finish what he had started!): “It’s ok Kit”
Kit (still upset): “No, but mummy will be very angry if you wet your pants” (!!)
Papa found this very funny and came back smiling from the loo. Kit, on the hand found this as a great tale to tell on Papa and did so right from the moment she saw me!
Moral of the Story: Kit is beginning to understand – restrooms should not be mixed…
The one time when I see Kit Kat really in love with each other is when they pack their doll clothes for a holiday. They do it with so much love, its unbelievable…you would think they never fight with each other. Such cooperation, such understanding – impressive!
Such was the interaction today that Kit was beaming from ear to ear when she came running to me.
Kit: “I love my sister” (the my sister reference is only made on special occasions)
Me: “Very good” (relieved to hear something happy on such a busy day!)
Kit: “We are sisters. We are twins. She loves me and I love her. That’s why!”
Before I could say anything to Kit, she was off, content to have a twin sister whom she loves for the next few seconds at least!
Everything I am showing her is getting this ultimate compliment! Everything is puny.
When I showed her the pretty dresses that her Aunt had sent – her dramatic response (with her hands clasped and eyes wide) was – “Mummy these are puny!” When she saw my confusion, she interpreted that as ignorance and defined puny as skinny and pretty…wow! When I then showed her the books we had bought from last evening – again the same comment – Puny!...same with some other stuff.
Now I’m really looking forward to asking her the one ultimate question after a few moments…Kit how does mummy look? Fingers crossed for hmmm...puny…pretty and skinny?!!
Both Kat and I have told Kit that chewing gum is medicine so every time she wants it, she asks for Kat’s medicine. She’s just had one and spit it out in a few seconds (stones in belly!) and she has that intoxicated look on her face. She’s running around the room saying she’s just had the medicine and it tastes yummy but the way she’s saying it with her arched eyebrows and hushed voice, I’m so sure she’s kidding ME!