-I go by "Ria" or "Berina," depending on the day. Who knew "Maria" was such a difficult word for little kids to say?
-I am a regular at McDonalds. I've always wanted to be a regular somewhere, but I have to say McDonalds didn't really top my list. The lady who works afternoons at the drive through smiled at me knowingly a couple of weeks ago and asked me how I was. If that's not a sign, I don't know what is.
I also have the greatest conversations with the kids.
Him: "You can't fly?" Me: "Nope." Him: "You need some pixie dust." Me: "So true."
Me: "What's your favorite animal?" Her: "A panda bear. You know where you can hug one? China. It helps them fall asleep." I wasn't sure if I should warn her against actually attempting to hug a panda, or just let it go.
We recently spent a whole week of babysitting 3 kids, and fortunately (and contrary to my fears at the outset) we finished up feeling like we could still have children someday. Hooray!