Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Language Emersion

After listening to several hours of the Senate confirmation hearings for Judge Alito I started to lose the feeling in the left side of my body. I now realize why everyone in Washington looks old and gray and numb. Day after day of this kind of thing would turn anyone to stone.
So, we're going to Central America for a few days. I figure being in a country where I don't speak the language but can get the gist of what is being said is better than being home where I do speak the language but can't tell what anybody means by it.
Actually, this is a glorious and long-anticipated trip to visit the baby boy in Guatemala City who will be joining our family later this spring. He is three-months old and currently fluent in Burble and Drool. I hope to teach him GaGa and Gootchy (specialties of mine) before we have to say goodbye -- or "bye-bye" "bye-bye" "bye-bye" as the case may be.


Anonymous Anonymous said...


Babies are so much work yet so much fun. I wish you and your wife all the best for your new little guy and I look forward to reading of his adventures.

10:13 PM  

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