Sunday, July 02, 2006

A three word sentence in English

Dh tells me I. was speaking much more English in Ethiopia, including "thank you." I'm doubtful, as I've heard a lot of what might be Kembata, some Amharic, about ten English words and lots of babble. But today ds was sitting on my lap and I. said, "Up-pah . . . My . . . Momma." with great effort. The effort was rewarded with lots of giggles and ds sliding over to make room for I. to sit too.

3 comments:

AMH said...

Oh how exciting! Especially to hear the "momma" part of it.

I hope the tantrums start to calm down a bit too-- it has to be upsetting for both her and you!

Overwhelmed! said...

Oh, this is so sweet!

Michelle said...

Oh how wonderful that must have been to hear! Those first words, and then actually putting them together to make sentences are like music to a mom's heart :)