Well said

June 20, 2017 at 12:51 PM 2 comments

Lest you think we’re wallowing in speech therapy angst, here are two times recently when Eliana got her thoughts across just fine. That same day she and I were hanging out at the hotel room she waltzed over and cranked the knob on the dishwasher, turning it on. I ran up behind her turned it off, and said, “No, that’s what turns it on,” and she said, “Yeah, and also off.”


Proof we didn’t spend the whole time in the hotel.

When the begging gets rough Hank likes to pull out “And I want a pony,” a phrase he perfected when Shira was smaller and whinier, always asking for ice cream or a trip to the playground or the movies or another Polly Pockets doodad. Shira always just rolled her eyes or times when she was particularly irked you could see the little angry cloud above her head, but Eliana responded with “But I don’t want a pony.” As in, quit trying to change the subject.

Yeah, sometimes she gets her point across well enough.


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  • 1. Suzanne Gruneberg  |  June 20, 2017 at 6:56 PM

    Sounds like she’s got Hank’s number! Way to go Eliana! No ponies for her!šŸ“
    I think Ms. Eliana is going to give you two a run for your money…thank heavens! Be careful what you wish for!!! šŸŒˆ

  • 2. Sandy/Joel Lerner  |  June 22, 2017 at 1:27 PM

    Dear Amy and Hank,

    Wonderful anecdotes and images. We are so happy to see your beautiful family in action, and great to see that “Marching to the beat of a Different Drummer” is back. Thank you for keeping us in the loop. And since you are in the minority Hank, Happy Father’s Day.

    Love to all, Sandy and Joel.


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