Jan Brand? O_o15 May , 2012
I actually wasn’t going to post today but then I remembered how far behind I am with my photo posting – and so here goes: 😉
Yesterday while I was busy preparing dinner for us, Nicola kept asking me for something but for the life of me I couldn’t figure out what she was saying and she usually talks quite clearly. Eventually I just picked her up and asked her to show me with her finger what she wanted… it turned out to be a wooden spoon, which she calls Jan Brand (I eventually figured out what she was saying – we don’t have the use of the proper Afrikaans Rrrr yet so it sounded like she kept going on about young blood or something similar.
I was threatened that if I didn’t behave she would smack me, “Mamma, jy moet soet wees. Ek gaan jou piets!” Mmm…this is not the first time this particular topic has come up. On one of the previous occasions I spoke to the teacher and she showed me her spoon. It’s dressed up like a little man and she promises that she doesn’t actually piets anyone with it. It just gets put in a visible place when the class is misbehaving.
Oh well, it seems that I behaved myself since I never did get that smack. 😉
I also gave Nicola a little milk jug filled with water, and some plastic shooter glasses to play with. She was making me “coffee and tea” until it almost came out of my ears! Too cute. 😆 She even knows how I like it now, with two sugars and milk. After bath time we were reading a book and she saw a picture of a teacup and immediate piped up to me, “Mamma, dis jou koppie! Twee suiker en melk. Mmm-mmm-mmm…” 😆
The whole thing kind of reminds me of when I was a little girl. Apparently once I could reach the counter I insisted on making my parents coffee and tea in the mornings over weekends, but since I wasn’t allowed to use the kettle yet they got it made with tap water and I still made them drink it. 😉