The mysterious word that Marcus utters over and over when he is told to do something he doesn't want to do does NOT mean, "Stick it in your ear, Pinky!" It has come to our attention that what he is really saying is, "I don't want to!" Now that makes sense, doesn't it? A special thanks to Steve Brown for translating for us. It's nice to have friends who speak Amharic!
For those of you curious sorts, the word sounds something like "em-bee." Now we all know!! On a related note, Marcus's new favorite English word is "NO!" He has gotten really good at that one. Why is it that all kids learn that word first? Wouldn't it be better if they learned, "Sure, Mom, whatever you say!" or "Your wish is my command, oh wonderful mother!" A mom can dream, can't she?