Thursday, November 13, 2008

Playing With Mimi

Grandmother in Japanese is obaachan. A bit of a mouthful for anyone, but even more so for a 14 month old that calls his stuffed monkey "Buh". So we got creative! My mother's first name starts with Mi, so Mimi seemed like a possibility. Little Monkey took to it right away and my Mama loves it! It was so precious to wake up yesterday morning and see him run into her arms saying, "Mimimimi". Talk about making a Momma's heart melt! Oy!

We've discovered that Mimi and Momma are quite alike in their methods of Monkey Play. Neither of us have any qualms about making a huge racket or looking like total idiots ourselves in an effort to entertain The Toddler In Charge.

About three seconds after I took this last shot, Monkey jumped off the sofa and ran into the other room to play with toys. Mama sat on her knees for a few moments catching her breath. She looked to me and said, "He is so busy. I am very tired."




Maren, Greg & Markus said...

These are so precious! I'm so glad y'all are having such a good visit. :)

Cubstarr said...

Those pictures are adorable!!! Your mum is extremely excited to spend time with her grandson.
Obaachan is quite a "name" for a little one to say. I wonder if mine will be able to say Halmoni!!! (Grandma in korean!) I still don't even know if I say it correctly!!! =)

katdish said...

Hi! I saw your comment on Vanities of Vanities. My mom is Japanese too! My kids call her GaGa. (But my sister is mimi.) I know you don't know me from Adam, but it's kinda cool to come across someone that shares your background. Bi-racial kids are no longer a rareity, but back when I was a young kid in the south (I'm 43), I stuck out like a sore thumb! Your little one is a cutie!