1.27.2010

things I'm learning

  • a pot roast is cheaper than a spiral notebook
  • coffee filters don't really filter the tap water...if you know what I mean
  • Google Translate is becoming a very good friend to me
  • my kids are better at meeting Brazilians than I am
  • it doesn't take language to play (hence the last point)
  • hanging clothes up to dry makes them really CRUNCHY...as Jayden likes to say
  • toilet paper in the US is WAY under appreciated
  • making the nasal ão sound in Portuguese words might be the hardest thing I've ever done
  • 13th floor breezes can be very refreshing but also very gusty
  • stop signs don't really mean stop...they just mean pause briefly or you'll cause a pile up
to be continued...

7 comments:

Susan said...

I wish you had a "like" button! :)

Giselly Tavares said...

Hopefully things will turn out better for you guys as you adjust to our culture :)

roger and courtney said...

nice...enjoy the crunchy clothes!
ironing usually helps with the crunchiness...i'm sure you have plenty of time to iron everything.

kelly summers said...

ditto to all of it!

Tisha said...

Your mom gave me your blogspot, so now I can keep up. What an amazing journey you're on. I pray God's blessings on your family and everyone you reach out to.
Take care,
Tisha

Jen said...

I giggled on the last one....I loved all of them...and yes kids make friends faster than adults it comes so natural for them....my prayer for you today is that you find something amazing and smile!

Melissa said...

love your lessons learned :) I have a few of my own this week, but not as cute or funny as yours! love your blog, so glad your doing it.. makes me feel closer to you. love you.