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Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Kids say the Darnest Things...

Over the last few days, I've been lacking in what I want to write about that is more substantive, and I've had a lot more posts such as this one, which are completely unrelated to anything going on in the world. Overall, I think it gives the blog a bit more life, and makes it a little more enjoyable, though I actually prefer writing the more analytical pieces. Ah well...

Anyway, we've known for a while that my nephew, Ben, has an incredible sense of humor, thank God. When Serach and I got engaged, we taught Ben her name. He was only one and a half, so he would repeat after us, "Do-dah!? [Dodah = Aunt] Rerach!" Only, he kept on adjusting the name... We'd laugh at his saying Dodah as if it was a question, and he noticed. He quickly adjusted, and started looking up as if to see if everyone's paying attention; then say "DODAH?!!", and... pause! Everyone would crack up, he'd smile, then say "Reraccccchhhhhh" while shaking his head.

Fast forward almost a year. I'm babysitting for Ben, and I'm sitting on our couch, just watching him I believe. He climbs up onto the couch, grabs his blanket, and sits there quietly for about a minute. I'm just looking at him, and he looks up at me, and he all of a sudden gets a big, mischievous smile on his face. He opens his mouth and says, "Dodah?!" and I crack up. His smile gets wider, and he says, "Stheraccccchhhhhh...." and then gets off and starts playing with a toy duck.

He's now about to hit three years old, and my sister-in-law sent everyone a couple of stories that happened recently.
This happened last night...
Ben loves Yocrunch Yogurts and was extremely excited when Hudi brought over 20 home from the store, as they were on sale. He decided he wanted to put them away in the fridge and over the course of 10 minutes as he found different places to stash his treats, he kept exclaiming "WOW! I love them! WOW! WOW! I love them!" At the end as he surveyed the fridge and saw the many yogurts all over the place he proclaimed, "WOW! It's a.... beautiful sight!"

I guess while I'm sharing Ben stories, I may as well mention one from last week, as well... I was telling him something and then I interrupted myself for something that was more pressing. When I finished my interruption, Ben looked up at me and said "You were saying?"

Personally, I think he should have a blog. He's by far the funniest - and smartest - kid I know.

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