>> Tuesday, February 27, 2007
When she's upset with us, specifically not wanting to do something, she says, "Ya ne budu druzhit." It's so cute that it's hard to argue with her; it means, "I'm not going to be friends (with you)." I'm not exactly sure where she picked up on this little phrase, but I absolutely love it. It's probably from this little Russian doll that they brought back from Ukraine on the last trip. What is its name... Niki? I think that's what she calls it. Anyway, it says phrases like "Ya tvaya padrushka" ("I am your friend") and "Davay padruzhit" ("Let's be friends") - so our daughter is probably applying a little learning logic. Anyway, it's worth remembering.