The Invention of Lying

She’ll say anything to avoid a diaper change.  God forbid we take 3 minutes from her 17 hours of play per day. 

We know that she knows what “ca-ca” means, because she used to tell us when her diaper was full.  She quickly realized that telling us resulted in a swift diaper change; so now she denies she has anything in there– even when the entire room smells like hot sewage; she denies.

Also, Cati and I were recently told that children play in ways to prepare themselves for adulthood.  We notice that Nina often emulates adult behavior as a game.  Well, this past week, I found out why I used to love to build models and play with Legos as a child.  I think it was to prepare me for assembling IKEA furniture as an adult.  Holy smokes…

Building the “Bjornholmen” (Apparently, that’s Swedish for “TV cabinet from hell”) was way harder than any model F-16 Fighter Jet I built as a teenager.  It took me six-hours and became a personal challenge.

6 Responses to “The Invention of Lying”

  1. Samantha White says:

    Hi Alex and Cati!

    Cute video of Nina! Cati – you look ready to pop! But fantastic as usual. Glad you are beginning to settle into your house. Hope you have time to get some stuff unpacked before the new little girl arrives. So happy for you and can’t wait to see pictures! xx

  2. Lydia says:

    Too cute!

  3. Gina says:

    Sooooo cute and hilarious! The house is beautiful! Good to see your faces too!

  4. Angel says:

    Ohhh, I remember those days. Sara was a nightmare when it came to changing diapers. Good luck! (We survived that phase…Sara barely did:-)

    Love the video. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Esti says:

    Que gamberra! Thanks for posting this cute video. It certainly made my standard “sitting around the office for no good reason” much more bearable. I can’t believe how big she is! Can’t wait to see all of you soon.

  6. Teresa says:

    En realidad quiere decir ¡NO SUFICIENTE!

    ¡Que bueno que hayais encontrado esta casa!