Sunday, February 07, 2010

more Griffinisms

Just from today....

"My pants fall down again." (Why won't your parents buy you a belt, kid?)

"No don' put in mouth," as he chewed pensively on an uncapped marker.

"My ecrire!" as he grabs at a pen his maman is currently using. Ecrire means "to write" in French, but I don't know if he meant "I write" or "my pen," because he tends to use "my" as the first person subject pronoun (eg "My running! My off shoes! My take a bath!"). But I suppose that either way, it means the same thing to him: he wanted the pen and he wanted to write with it.

"My love oo Mommy, my love oo, je t'aime, je t'aime."

"My balloon!" Maman hands him a deflated balloon from a birthday party last weekend. Griffin holds balloon in the air. "Ballon haut, ballon bas, ballon." (Lyrics from a French song about a balloon flying up and down--from a CD we haven't listened to for several weeks!)


  1. Hi Sarah!
    I've been reading your blog for several days, I've already checked most of the old entries, and I wanted to thank you for putting all your effort into words. I'm Spanish and I'm planning to have a child and raise him/her bilingually, even though my English is not as good as I would like it to be...its great to read about other non-native people teaching their second language, I'll keep reading you! Thanks again

  2. Do they make suspenders for toddlers?

  3. Hi fellow bilingual blogger! I am a couple of years ahead of you with the age of my children, but facing the same joys and challenges!
    Christiane (German / English)

  4. Hi Silvi and Christiane--welcome! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'll be following your blog from now on, Christiane--I agree with everything you've said so far.

    Elizabeth--yes, they do, and we even own some. I was just too lazy to put them back on after the second diaper change of the day.

    Oh, here's Griffin's newest phrase, which he busted out when I had to take him along with me to a meeting yesterday: "Boogers out!" (He has a nasty cold and has learned to blow his own nose.)

  5. I bet you are so happy to hear him speak French!