Charlotte is talking up a storm these days- in English, Chinese, and sometimes even French!
It often seems like everytime she opens her mouth, something unbearably cute and/or hilarious tumbles out. Here are a few of my most recent favourites:
1.Her current favourite expression: “No waaaaaaay!”
2. I’m single-parenting again this week while J. spends an extra few days in Japan. Which means that I’ve had a few not-so-fun moments with Charlotte that have left me whining, “I can’t do this!” Every time, Charlotte responds by looking me in the eye, tilting her head, and cooing softly, “Just try your best, mama.”
3. Charlotte may be a budding Buddhist with a strong belief in reincarnation: this morning, she told me that when she’s a little baby again, she’ll get to breastfeed again. And the other day, she told me that one day when I’m a boy, I’ll have a penis.
4. On the train back from the airport last weekend, an elderly Chinese couple sat down next to Charlotte and me, and struck up a conversation with Charlotte. They were chatting about the usual two year-old topics, like her age and how cute she is. At one point, Charlotte turned to me and whispered, “mama, I need to make poo-poos.” And then she turned to the elderly couple, and pronounced loud and clear in Chinese for the whole train to hear, “我要拉屎!” That’s Chinese for “I need to drop a big log”
5. Whenever anyone compliments her on her gorgeous blonde hair, she replies, “thank you, my mama made it.”