Friday, October 21, 2005

Cecilieisms galore (and Lars starts to add his 2 cents)


This morning Cecilie was enquiring about the state of Lars's health (both kids have a nasty cold, Lars more than her). When told that he'd had a tough night, she shook her head sadly and soberly told me "these things happen, Mommy"

Visiting my Grandma Joan at the Friends House, Cecilie was busy filling up plastic cups of water from the water fountain. When told that she really did have enough now, she insisted she was "preparing for her wedding guests" and that she needed to have enough!

In the midst of these preparations, one glass of water spilled all over the floor. Looking around in semi-dismay, Cecilie exclaimed "Oh dear, lucky the neighbors weren't here!"

At the grocery store, a keen-eyed Cecilie spotted us purchasing some Oreos. The prospect of these treats came up in conversation regularly through the rest of the afternoon. Finally when we got home and were having a quiet moment before getting dinner ready, Cecilie leapt up from the playroom floor and exclaimed with great enthusiasm "Hey! I want a cookie. Let's have some junk food!!!" [Who taught her about junk food? Who taught her it was a great thing? ] So I thought at least I'd seize the opportunity to explain why it is called 'junk', as opposed to good for us, and as I continued to explain, she nodded wisely and said "yeah Mom, I know."

And finally, just to be a bragadocious mother, my sweet girl can now spell her name: "C-E. C-I. L-I-E!!!!!!" [to be imagined in a very loud spelling-bee sort of voice]

Lars may never have to talk, with a big sister like this. Although I suspect I hear the beginnings of "mumumumumumum" when I've been ignoring his complaints too long.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

I can't imagine more fun that my niece's two children! Has anyone else who has read this site ever heard of the brilliance that abounds!?!?!? The picture of them at the fire station is rich, the Cecilieisms are priceless and any child who can spell such a long name at 3 yrs. is way beyond MY feeble capabilities! Plus, their mommy is "georgeous", I have that on the best authority!! I love the Nilsens!!!

eileen said...

There can only be one Cecilie Nilsen! Love her.

Gasmeter said...

I take it you will at some stage draw her attention to her British birthright: spelling "Mommy" as "Mummy", "neighbors" as neighbours", and "cookie" as "biscuit"?

Linda said...

I love reading the Cecilie-isms. You'll be able to put together a book for her when she's older, there are so many good ones!

p.s. Peter, cookies and biscuits are not the same thing. Cookies are of the choc chip variety, and biscuits are of the rich tea variety...

G said...

mmmm cookies... or better, cookie dough... real junk food. now, back to that pumpkin pie !!!

kirsten said...

Oh you said it Gildas - cookie dough would be the undoing of many of my best weight-loss intentions...

Peter: I am under the impression it is considered pretentious to employ the British spelling of neighbours, Mummy, etc., when one is neither a)a resident of the UK or b) a citizen thereof. It does bring me great joy to use the British spellings, but had (perhaps erroneously?) thought that it would be inappropriate in this forum...

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