Friday, July 27, 2012

Babygirl is Bilingual! and Goodbye...for Now

Hi Meltingpot Readers,

I woke up this morning with babygirl by my side as usual. And as usual, we went through our regular morning snuggle routine which includes me asking babygirl to point to her nose, eyes, mouth and ears. Usually this game means I take babygirl's hand and guide her to the different parts of her face. Then she  responds by grabbing a handful of my face, usually my lips, and tries like the devil to pull them off. This is followed by uproarious laughter. Hers, not mine. I know, sounds delightful, but I just assume one day babygirl will reward me by actually pointing to her nose herself.

Well, Meltingpot readers, today was that day!

Preparing for my usual lip twist, babygirl shocked the sugar out of me when she very deliberately pointed to her nose when I asked, "Where's your nose?" I then scared the sugar out of her when I  screamed squealed in delight. Now,  el esposo was close by. And since he believes I carried babygirl for nine months and birthed her without the use of pain reducing drugs for his sole pleasure, he had to show me that babygirl could do the same in Spanish. "Donde esta la narîz? he asked sweetly. And wouldn't you know it, babygirl pointed right to her nose.

And there you have it. At exactly one year, babygirl has proven to us that she is bilingual. El esposo and I are so proud :)

And now to totally switch gears and to explain the 'Goodbye' in the headline. Don't worry dear readers, Ms. Meltingpot is not going anywhere for good. I'm simply taking a short hiatus while I upgrade the Meltingpot. My goal is to have the new & improved Meltingpot ready to debut in time for the BlogHer2012  conference, which I will be attending in New York City. (Will any of you be there? I'd love to meet you in person.)

So, feel free to check out the archives if you really want to read more Meltingpot entries. Or feel free to follow me on Twitter @LoriTharps. And be sure to check back on Monday, August 6 for the big reveal.

Thanks for sticking with me here on The Meltingpot and by all means, if there's something you'd like to hear more or less about here as I revamp, please leave me a message in the comments section.

I appreciate you all.

Peace!

6 comments:

Bernice L. McFadden said...

How wonderful!

Anonymous said...

I thought about you when Gabby Douglas became famous for her great gymnastics, many folks seemed to only notice her hair. Check out this blog post: http://fleurdecurl.com/2012/08/02/my-rant-the-tweets-regarding-gabby-douglas-hair-are-only-a-taste-of-the-real-issues/

Personally, This white girl thinks Gabby is adorable. She's from my hometown and trained in my husband's home state. Thus we were routing for her hardcore.

Anonymous said...

Unfortunately I noted that you commented on Gabby Douglas's hair. I am at a loss. Is there any need to say anything about her hair at all? If you say "Couldn't see get it all in a ponytail?" are not not spreading the self hate of surrounding the hair issue? She is not the only gymnast I have seen over the years with tons of clips in her hair. The most important thing for Gabby would be that her hair is secure, not at all in her face. The more reinforcements you have all the better. But totally not the point. The point is was there any need at all to comment on her hair? I think not!

LT said...

Bernice,
Thank you!

Anon #1
I agree. She is adorable. And the hair stuff is ridiculous.

Anon #2
I am not sure what you are referring to when you say that I commented on Gabby's hair. I most certainly did not. I did tweet about ALL the American gymnast's hair style and compared it to the Russian team. I thought it was interesting that the Americans seemed to revel in their lack of style while the Russians seemed to be quite sparkly. It was just an observation.

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