Sunday, September 4, 2016

Overheard in Pretoria this week

"I watch a lot of couples, and I just think you two are the ideal of what a married couple in love ought to look like" - sister in our ward here
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Our ward here is holding a special event for married couples, but since no one has said anything about babysitting, I doubt we're invited. That's what I thought. What I said was, "Well, that's the day they have the thing for married couples, but that's not us." I got a REALLY funny look on that one.
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Tonight both our hosts and our neighbors asked Joy why we keep our kids inside so much. "They're never outside to play!" The reason is because our two year old likes throwing rocks into the fish pond and knocking over the statue, and if he can't go out when the other kids do he will scream and cry ... so no, they don't get to go out without supervision. But they do go out!
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JT - Want watch Hobbit! Biwbo. Gandawf. DAGON! Bweave fiow! Raaaaaaar!
   (We introduced the kids to the Rankin/Bass cartoon Hobbit. JT loves it and Princess would just as soon never see it again. Both for the same reason: Dragon! Breathe fire! Raaaaaar!)
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Princess - Dad, can we watch some more Jurassic Park?
   (Um, she's referring to a My Little Pony parody of Jurassic Park. But really, even that is a lot scarier than anything she usually tolerates....)
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Princess - "When I was JT's age, I was a tiny teenager and teenagers can't talk very well."
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The weird thing about driving in the left line isn't actually driving in the left. It's not being on the right side of the car, which seemed really weird when we first got here. It's turning right. It's turning right when you are CERTAIN that you are turning in front of someone coming up behind you on the right and will plow into you, when actually the drivers on your right are all in front of you.