- [YouTube] Nina’s Quiz Show
Often at dinner, Nina likes to think up quiz questions for Mama and me.
- [YouTube] The Mochi Song
While making Nina’s breakfast one morning, I could hear her at the table making up songs in English. When breakfast was ready, I asked her if she could sing the songs again because I wanted to record them. She said she could only remember the titles, but she did make another new song, The Mochi Song. The Japanese song she learned at daycare.
- [YouTube] Nina Sucks Lemon ニーナ、レモンを食べる
Mama cut up some lemon to use on our fish, but Nina decided she wanted to try sucking on one.
- [YouTube] Parenting Case Number 307: Negotiation
We had cold udon noodles with chicken and eggplant for dinner, but Nina was not too excited about eating eggplant, so we used the old “you have to eat all your food if you want dessert” ploy. It worked, but Nina came to the somewhat bitter realization that eating dessert last meant you weren’t hungry any more and couldn’t enjoy the dessert to the fullest. Ah, the sad lessons of life.
- [YouTube] Don’t Smile
Nina tries to keep a straight face with Mama’s finger under her arm.
- [YouTube] That Wasn’t a Kiss, I Just Farted チュウじゃないよ、ブだった
Nina practices denial and deception.