My niece joined the family on July 12th, 2010. This special young lady's mother is my younger sister, which in classic Chinese culture makes me her Jiu Jiu (舅舅) -- thus the title of this blog. Here I intend to semi-regularly post reflections, thoughts, stories, and assorted whathaveyous pertaining to our trip to China, adoption in general, and (mostly) watching my niece grow up. Since the web is a very public place, I will attempt to maintain my family's privacy while telling the story... but I invite you to follow the blog and come along for the adventure!

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Another Possible Future Career for My Niece...

I gotta tell ya, the Pipsqueak's demonstrating a progressively more advanced (and, maybe, progressively more twisted!) sense of humor on an almost daily basis. The latest comedy shtick went something like this:

(Early in the day)
Grandpa: We'll be picking you up at daycare in our car, is that okay?
Pipsqueak: Yeh!
Grandpa: Will you ride on the roof?
Pipsqueak: [short delay, big smile] No!
Grandpa: Will you ride in the trunk?
Pipsqueak: [bigger smile] No!
Grandpa: Where will you ride?
Pipsqueak: In my seat!

(Later that afternoon)
Grandma: Do you want to come to Grandma and Grandpa's house after daycare?
Pipsqueak: Yeh!
Grandma: Would you like to ride in Grandpa's car?
Pipsqueak: [BIG smile] I ride in trunk! [laughs]

I guess that if it doesn't work out for my niece to become a gymnast, a contortionist, a chef, a ballerina, a zookeeper, or a physicist... she can always get a job as a stand-up comic!

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