Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Maia's Art

A self portrait

Place cards from a dinner party - yup that's Travis

Saturday, January 07, 2006

More Christmas Fun!

Maia is proud of her 1/2 American status - and being the supportive and diplomatic parents we are, we're staying silent on the topic...

A cool gift from Mark and Val - the homemade marble track should provide Ev and I with hours of amusement (oh - and Maia likes it too)

Friday, January 06, 2006

A tender teaching moment

While in the grocery store Maia asked me how babies get in their mummy's tummys.

Me "The baby grows from an egg that the daddy fertilizes."

Maia "How does the egg get fertilized way inside the mummy?"

Me "I think I told you this before - do you remember?"

Maia "You told me a ridiculous story about a penis. But I didn't believe you."

Me "Oh?"

Maia "Babies get in the mummy's tummy this way." Maia demonstrates by putting one hand on her chest and the other on the top of her pushed out tummy. "Then the mummy's friends ask her if she has noticed how big she is and tell her they think she might be pregnant. Then the mummy goes and sees her midwife who tests her for a baby and then she goes home and has her baby. That penis story is just stupid. How would families with two mummies and no daddies have a baby if you needed one of those."

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Maybe the World could put me in charge...

While walking home from the park today Maia became concerned about two adults playing a game in the middle of a busy street. She commented that it seemed like a stupid thing to do. "Come to think of it," she added "it seems like most people in the world do stupid things. I'm relatively sensible though, and you, and Daddy, and my friends all seem pretty smart. How come the rest of the world is so stupid? Maybe if I suggested it, the World would put me in charge. I could fix stuff."