Thursday, December 11, 2008

Literature quiz

Last night I was making pizza (per Dima's request) and I had the container of vegetable oil sitting out. The boys asked me what it was and I told them it was oil. Zhenya pointed at the bottle and turned to Dima and very seriously said...

"That's for the owl."

I had a really hard time containing my laughter. If you don't get it, don't worry. I'll edit the post later to share the reference.

Edited to add: Yea for Bethany who got the reference!! It's from Dr. Seuss' ABC book, and the line is "O is very useful. You use it when you say Oscar's only ostrich oiled an orange owl today." I'm not quite sure what Zhenya thought I must have been doing with the oil since we don't have an owl. ;)

Dima has been doing much better the past few days. Thanks for all of your prayers! I don't know how school went yesterday, except that I don't have any notes from the teacher(s) and he kept all 3 of his apples (they start each day with 3 apples and lose them if there are issues during the day). He's also been much more affectionate and happy at home. We're just trying to weather some of the "storms" with consistency so that he will know that no matter how he behaves he will have the same consequences and no matter how bad he gets, he's stuck with us. ;) He has also been pulling some of his old "lazy"tricks that he used to use at the orphanage. Funny, they still don't work on us, especially after a year of seeing what he can do. LOL


Bethany said...

Wow, you guys read Dr. Suess almost as much as we used to. When I was a little girl, my favorite page was M.

Tonya said...

That is very funny about Dima and the owl oil. I know they keep you in stitches.

I can say that entire book by heart. Every time I read it to Lyra, I just close my eyes and take a rest. She likes to say certain pages by herself too. Her favorite is "ABCDEFG Goat, girl, goo-goo goggles, G g G".