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November 04, 2005

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Laura Gallagher

we made the mistake of teaching the boys the German version of "Frere Jacques" which is "Bruder Jacob, schlfst du noch?"

Would you teach me? Because I'd like to teach my kids. The "Jamie Kevin" song is to that tune, anyway.

Natalie

Cute! Allison seems to be unable to decide which boy she prefers right now, although I think Jacob is still #1, due to his current lack of competitiveness... That may change. Allison was quite happy to wake up Uncle Doug this morning. I'm sure he felt right at home. :-)

You definitely beat Belle in that constest. And you remember Larry's comment about our possible trip next year: "Doug gets the raw deal. He'll have to look after three kids. I'll only have one!"

Stay sane!

claudia

Laura, the German version goes like this:

Bruder Jakob, Bruder Jakob,
schlfst du noch? Schlfst du noch?
Hrst du nicht die Glocken?
Hrst du nicht die Glocken?
Ding, dang, dong,
ding, dang, dong.

Natalie - yes, I win in the "worse off" department but I do not also write interesting stuff, so I guess she comes out ahead.

Re "cute" -- well, it gets better and better. Guess what David insists on in the car: "This, David space. This, Alan space. This, Alli-sunt space. No! Alli-sunt space!!" She sits in the middle between the two of them, apparently. Only Jacob is allowed to occupy that particular seat, sometimes. ;-)

belle waring

ooog, you totally win. good luck!

belle waring

ooog, you totally win. good luck!

Lorraine

How wonderful that Jacob sleeps *8* hours!!! That's amazing at 4 weeks.

Good luck being the Lone Wrangler for a while!

Carlos

There are care packages coming from Booklyn. I mean Brooklyn.

Jerrie

You still manage to write some pretty interesting stuff.

Good luck with all your young men. It's a good thing there's no fast-penta around; given the Miles-Yeltar connection, it'd probably make them "yiper" too. ;)

And, your mom totally rocks! Grandmas rule; just ask any of them, they'd be glad to tell you. :)

claudia

It's a good thing there's no fast-penta around; given the Miles-Yeltar connection, it'd probably make them "yiper" too. ;)

Remind me one day to tell you the story of Alan (aged 1) and the "calming" medicine for the long plane flight to the US. Miles at his best, is all I can say.

Martin Wisse

In Dutch, that goes like this:

Vader Jacob
Vader Jacob
Slaap je nog?
Slaap je nog?
Alle klokken luiden
Alle klokken luiden
Bim bam bom
Bim bam bom

Nat W.

How is Jacob's name pronounced? The German or English way?

Blue Gal

Blue Gal gets left behind with her three ages 7, 3, and 1 all the time. The way I look at it, when hubbie (oh, he is SIXTY FIVE) leaves town, that's one less kid to care for.

coturnix

Brate Djoko, Brate Djoko,
Spavas jos? Spavas jos?
Skolsko zvono zvoni.
Skolsko zvono zvoni.
Ding, deng, dong.
Ding, deng, dong.

(A little bit of Serbo-Croatian here)

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