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Thursday, October 16, 2008

The Invisible People In My House Speak Five Languages Between Them

This conversation JUST went down.

Gabi: My invisible Aunt speaks English, French and Spanish. And she speaks French with my pretend big sister because my pretend big sister speaks Spanish. Right? And my pretend big brother speaks Japanese and teaches my pretend little brother how to speak Japanese and French. But not Portuguese. Because I am the only one who can speak Portuguese here. Right, mommy? And Daddy. And sometimes you, but not always. And, oh wait, my invisible Aunt also speaks Japanese. And what else? Oh yeah, and Spanish. And everyone can speak Spanish with each other, and English, but not French. Because only two of them can speak French. And my baby sister doesn't speak anything at all yet, but I think my invisible Aunt will teach her Japanese. So she can talk with all the other children!

Gabi takes a breath.

Gabi: Wow, mommy, that's a lot of languages at our dinner table! It's going to get noisy and no one is going to understand anyone else!

I swear this is pretty much word for word. One of the benefits of having my laptop on the table while we are eating dinner (I know, I'm so bad, but it doesn't happen often!).

The organizer in me is going to have to analyze that paragraph for contradictions.

34 comments:

  1. Wow, Gabi has one vivid imagination and a whole lot of creativity.
    I wonder where she gets it??? ;)

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  2. Holy Cow! My mind is spinning!! I wish I could think that fast... :)

    -Andrea

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  3. hahaha that is soo funny! she is so cute!

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  4. my neighbor said the other day she wants to buy a voice recorder that connects to the computer so she can tape her dinner conversations with the kids and save them for when they are older. I think this is better, that would make my head spin no matter when I heard it!

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  5. I'm not sure I followed all that but it was definitely cute.

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  6. That is hysterical!!

    Sounds to me like you are raising a brilliant daughter who is going to be nothing less than quad-lingual! :)

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  7. I just read the swearing in story - Wow!!

    Thanks for stopping by yesterday!

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  8. lol. The last sentence made the whole post even funnier.
    So was there any? ;)

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  9. Hahaha! That is hysterical :)
    I love her imagination!

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  10. Your daughter is one imaginative little girl! Wow. I think she's very smart. I love it! Glad you had your computer out to get it all down!

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  11. That's a lot of languages and a lot of extra pretend dinner plates at your table. Is Gabi going to interpret the conversations?

    Great imagination!

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  12. honey i just love her logic. not to mention her imagination!

    she is going to be sooo famous one day...and i will be one of the firsts to read her novels or go see the movies she has written!

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  13. The world is her playground, quite literally ;)

    Maybe she could work in the UN?

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  14. Ha, ha! I just wrote a post the other day about Maddie rambling on like that. She does it all the time. I find myself screaming in my head because she is telling me something "for real" (as she would say) as opposed to something she thought up like your sweet Gabi.

    I wonder what would happen if my girls were to pal around with yours...?

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  15. Wow! Her mind and her mouth work really fast! hahaha! So many pretends! She definetely needs a borther or a sister to keep up with her! :)

    hugs!

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  16. This is my first time at your blog, so I don't know if this is a common occurance. But, I don't think she's pretending, it sounds to me like she's a very 'perceptive' little one who may actually be experiencing ghosts or spirits around her.

    Not far fetched.

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  17. She lost me half way though. I wish I had half of her intelligence.

    She is always a crack up!

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  18. hahahahah That's so funny. Gabi has a great imagination.

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  19. Something tells me your little one is going to be multi-lingual...meaning more than just three or four languages spoken fluently. If she's already open to it at this age...watch out mama!

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  20. I just love her imagination....

    Fabiola

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  21. Too cute. My niece just announced to me the other day that she speaks 5 languages. She's almost right :).

    We speak Portuguese and English, her Dad's family speaks Georgian (Republic of Georgia), she's learning Spanish in school...and I can't remember the 5th right now.

    Kids are the greatest gifts on earth.

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  22. LOL - just love it even you might think she is a little bit crazy, but a vivd imagination is one of the best parts of being a child.

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  23. That is so funny! At first I neglected to notice that it was Gabi answering herself. Love that she is growing up bilingual...and yea for your hubby!! That must have been an amazing ceremony.

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  24. Gabi, is a hoot. I love that I get to see it in person sometimes. She is such a diplomat

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  25. I am loving how you managed to capture this on your laptop.

    Because that is one of the funniest things that I have read! Hehe!

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  26. I loved this post!

    Thanks for visiting during the blogathon! Hope to see you again soon...

    :^) Anna

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  27. That whole conversation was hilarious. And by conversation, I mean monologue. But the funniest part is the mental image of you taking it all down at the dinner table. TOTALLY something I would do.

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  28. Um...trying to get to know you before the "Bitch Harvest," and um...I'm a wee bit confused. But that's okay, I'm always confused. ;)

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  29. Gosh...your grocery bill is gonna be HUGE feeding that many people!! Hopefully pretend people don't eat too much!

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  30. Too funny - I can't believe she kept it all straight in her head! Wow..

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  31. BAHAHAHAHAHA Way to go Gabi! It's not just ANY kid that can have bilingual imaginary friends and relatives:)

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