(lost?) in translation

in addition to some other folks, josephine and i have enjoyed having ned around for six days straight.  he took some time off work because we had friends in town and then, as they left, ned’s brother arrived. and then the friends came back for a day.  so we’ve been hosting and eating good food and playing around town and catching colds and recovering from colds and telling a bunch of stories and playing some more.  i always have high hopes for my own productivity when ned’s around, but, between the beloved company and the accursed cold, i of course didn’t get as much done as i wanted to.

one of the things i wanted to do was to get a few posts up here.  but, as you well know, that didn’t happen.  so, while i pull together some photos of our adventures with friends and uncle greg, here’s a video that gives a little peek into josephine’s brain.  it’s a nutty place.  this was taken the day she got her new little table and chairs.  she’s fresh from her nap, all rumpled and pants-less, and deliriously happy about having a new place to sit and color.  please notice that i do not say a thing; i wasn’t prompting anything or directing her stream of consciousness talking. and talking. and talking.  i’ve included a translation so you don’t miss a thing. (need i point out that her favorite book at the time was “the pokey little puppy?”)

“shut your eyes and say one, two, three! this cup is white, so we’re going to leave it in rose’s lap.  this cup… she’s lookin’ at the cup, though.  stay still in my chair.  cheeeese!  i…i… take a picture.  i’m coloring.  i think.  i can draw a picture for rose to play with.  one two three four.  i say, one two three four.  one little puppy wasn’t there.  now where in the world is that pokey the puppy, they wondered?  he certainly wasn’t on top of the hill. he wasn’t going down the other side. the only thing they could see… write the pokey the puppy. write the pokey the puppy.  i’m going to draw a picture for rose.  say one two three four.  one two three four.  one little puppy wasn’t there.  now where in the world is that pokey…  i’ll put mitchell in this… i’ll put rose… give mitchell the cup back?  let’s give mitchell the cup back.  the cup is going to stay in my lap.  i’ll   draw a picture from rose.  and say one two three four.  one. two. three. four.  one little puppy wasn’t there.  now where in the world is that… stuck stuck stuck.  paper.  paper.  one two three four. one two three four.  one little puppy wasn’t there.  now where in the world is that pokey little puppy?”

and… scene.

i know nothing can top the goblin video (shoes! shoes!) but this is pretty good, right?

more soon.


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