Monday, February 22, 2010

A word with you, madam?

Loli would like to have a word with you. Or rather, with me. The word is mama, and she says it in a husky little voice when she cries and then in a high-pitched squeak when she's excited. I don't know if any of you have ever heard Fyodor talk*, but some of you may know that Matt does a pretty good impression of him. Similarly, Matt came up with this Loli voice back when she was a newborn - she says "I don't know!" a lot and talks about her business luncheons. To our amusement, it turns out this is the exact same voice she has. I can't tell who's talking sometime: Matt being her or her. I mean, unless it's a full sentence about practicing her stenography or wondering how the Dow is holding up; I'm not quite so easily fooled. Lucas, on the other hand, he thinks she's got the answers. I heard him in the living room the other day, crouched down beside her, asking in hushed and urgent tones "Loli, who is the puppet master? Who is it?"
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*Fyo, of course, is always talking about wanting to buy a new pair of leather shorts and a shiny silver shirt to go dancing in the clubs in Moscow. Unsettling, I know.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Love that wide, wide smile!!! Beeba

Aunt B said...

This picture is absolutely precious -- Loli looks like an angel! :)

And your story made me laugh out loud!!! Thanks for the chuckle! :)

Anonymous said...

Such a cutie pie and sweet, funny kids. When Alex was Lucas' age he used to "interpret" on Cassie's behalf. Once, Cassie was crying while we were driving to the store. I said, "Cassie, what' wrong?" and Alex said, "She is crying because she wishes we were going to Vegas!"

Anonymous said...

ooooooooooooooooooh my!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -kelly and fernando

mistergoodfella said...

i don't know!

that was an impression; could you tell?

Anonymous said...

You're kids are just adorable - and so funny! Can't wait to meet the next one!!! You have your dad's gift of writing too - love your stories! :)

Ginger (Oh Snap!)

The Goodfellas said...

Lucas asked Monse just the other day if Loli spoke Spanish...he really wanted to know!

Pa'

Team Davis said...

Wow, she really looks like Kelly in the eyes. What a beautiful little girl!

missy said...

i love it!!!
i miss you guys!!!

The Goodfellas said...

she does look just like kelly! :)