Thursday, February 08, 2007

This week Steve and Joy gave Kate & Sarah a little table. We've been wanting one for them for some time but have been too lazy to actually go buy one. We're like that. When Steve walked in the door with the little table and chairs Kate was beside herself with elation (I'd say "with joy" but that might be confusing in this particular context.) She immediately began prattling unintelligibly about the table. Gesturing purposefully and nodding dramatically. Steve was able to make out the word "table" repeatedly, but that was about it. She ushered him into the kitchen and told him exactly where to place the table. She sat at it immediately and has since enjoyed all her meals there. Lola is thrilled, it's right at tongue level. Also pleased with the table is puppy Captain. See? Now it's the Captain's table!

Sarah is still too unstable for the chairs, alas. She has been temporarily marginalized. No matter, she's happy to hang out in her exersaucer, gnawing on her stuffed rat. Ironic for the rat? It's a stretch... but we can only hope the little rat bastards that have moved into the shed will see what's happening to their compatriot through the French doors in the kitchen and quake with fear.

5 comments:

RFKeith said...

Now you have a place to put your truncated data.

Kicking N. Screaming said...

Nerd-alert!

Anna Kirkland said...

That's so cute -- Kate's learned "what adults do around tables," huh? I remember telling my folks that all they talked about when we kids weren't around was "taxes." I had no idea what taxes really were, but I was sure it was all that boring stuff that went on in their lives when they weren't talking to ME! Love the rat, too. Love the red hair! Wish I had some of that foccacia from the previous post....

Navilyn said...

I wonder if Kate will be like her mum, and start using her table to make bread...

ps: doesn't look like that 'rat' stands a chance...

Brooklyn Volunteer said...

I'm so happy for the girls. They look so darling.
We had our own dining table and chairs, too. It's so much fun. One time I decided to paint the chairs brown with chocolate pudding.