Carien at her best

Wouter and Carien visits my mom.  They decide to play “run run”.  The rules are simple.  They stand in a row.  My mom has to run to the gate, then Carien, then Wouter.  I didn’t say it was a complicated game.

They are ready to run.  Carien (who thought up the game, the rules, the everything) counts my mom down.  Wouter runs too.

Carien pulls a blowfish, inflating to double size in her quest to ensure everyone notices her unhappiness.

C:  (hands on hips, cheeks bulging, eyes shooting fire)  Wouter!  Het ek ge jy kan hardloop?

W:  (head hanging, guilty face)  Nee.

C:  (levitating with affront)  Nou hoekom hardloop jy dan????

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Yesterday I overheard her again.  Woutertjie did something she didn’t like.

C:  (exasperated)  Jy is soos ‘n stout kind.

And a bit later

C:  (hopeless painted all over her voice)  Hoeveel keer moet ek jou nog sê?

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The point of this post?  She is 4 years and 7 months.

Her teenage years are still lying ahead.

Oy.

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C:  (hands on hips, cheeks bulging, eyes shooting fire)  Wouter!  Did I say you could run?

W:  (head hanging, guilty face)  No.

C:  (levitating with affront)  Then why did you run????

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Yesterday I overheard her again.  Woutertjie did something she didn’t like.

C:  (exasperated)  You are like a naughty child.

And a bit later

C:  (hopeless painted all over her voice)  How many times do I have to tell you?

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One Response

  1. Classic! Love dit! Gisteraand (probeer ek) my kids aantrek na hulle bad – dis altyd ‘n MAL spul… hulle wil speel en op die bed spring en bollemakisies maak – en ek wil KLAAR kry. …gooi toe hulle klere neer en se trek self aan… nika (week terug 3 geword) tel haar pajamas op, bring dit vir my en se ‘ek kannie, ek is klein’ 🙂 (as dit haar pas ja!)

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