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Daddy's Juice

Kids say the darnest things.

As I sat in the living room one evening with Domino and Sophie running around, Domino suddenly noticed a shiny, silver can of beer sitting on the brown coffee table.

He slowly walked over to the can, picked it up with his two small hands, and put his right eye up to the hole. He pulled his head away, and looked at Grandma and said in his limited, but accurate vocabulary, "Is Daddy's juice!"

Yes son, that is Daddy's juice.

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One evening, Sophie let both of her parents knows their importance.

"Daddy, you're really good at changing channels."

Not to be outdone.

"Mommy, you're really good at washing the dishes."

Thanks lil' girl, appreciate it.

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Look at this Boy Scout

Little kids sometimes have a hard time following directions, but they usually find a way to totally redeem themselves.

Two nights ago, Sophie was stalling on putting on her pajamas. Momma was getting a bit angry and yelled from the kitchen, "You better have your pajamas on by the time I get to your room."

I placed myself between Big Momma and Little Momma and held her off until Sophie got those pajamas on.

After Sophie brushed her teeth and combed her hair, she came out to me a bit later on and said, "Daddy, you were really good tonight. You earned TWO merit badges! I'm so proud of you."

Where does girl think up this stuff?

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I've got a secret

Our family was at one of our favorite restaurants with our visitor from Uruguay, Julio. Sophie leans over and whispers to me, "Mommy, I have a secret and you can't tell anyone. Julio speaks Spanish really good."

Five minutes prior, Dominic had yelled out, "Booyah Mommy!" loud enough in the restaurant for everyone to hear. I responded, "Booyah, Domino!" with a little less volume and enthusiasm.

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Seeing a new expression from a one year old is amazing.

For someone who studies languages and language acquisition, seeing this child use Spanglish is fascinating.

Domino can't open bottles, fridges, boxes on his own, so he often asks help from me or Nadine.

In English, it is simply "Open it!" and in Spanish "¡Ábrelo!". He prefers to combine the two.

He will look up at us and simply say, "Open lo!"

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After picking Sophie up from daycare, I asked her, "Did you play with Adelle (one of her friends) today?"

Sophie replied, "Yes, she said she stayed up all night last night."

I responded, "She probably slept a little bit."

Then she responded with all seriousness, "No, she said she's nocturnal."

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Time to Join the Day

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Kids transform the mundane into memorable.

Recently, I was woken up by Sophie.

She felt it would be funny to wake me up by pulling the covers off my feet and expose them to the cold.

Unexpectedly, she then licked the bottom one of my feet and in a joyous morning voice proclaimed, "Daddy, wake up! It's time to join the day!"

I couldn't have agreed with her more, it was time to join the day.

And then wipe the spit off the bottom of my right foot.

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Life is a Trip

Sophie and Dominic say and do the darndest things

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Basically, life with kids is just as fun as life on the road with a backpack.

People do odd things in Vietnam, so do my two kids.

People wear unique pairings of clothes in Bolivia, so do my two kids.

People talk in foreign languages, so do my two kids.

Anything that Sophie and Dominic do or say that make us laugh or smile. We'll post it here for you to enjoy as well.

I came, I saw, I laughed, and I hope you do too.


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