Saturday, August 8, 2009
Day 677 - Crazy Grandma Ichikawa Storytime
Which crazed lunatic can get out of any straitjacket if one of her grandchildren is in danger of the cooties? That's right! It's Crazy Grandma Ichikawa Storytime!
Crazy Grandma has been up in Sacramento for about two months now so there are only a few ways for her to be in contact with the kids. During the weekends, we video chat with them over the computer. She also checks on the blog to see what activities the kids are up to. And most disturbingly, she has created life-sized statues of Emma and Andrew out of soap, clorox, and bacterial wipes.
Earlier this week, I was talking to Crazy Grandma on the phone about the recent blog entries. What was interesting about the conversation was how she would twist each description of the assorted blog entries into a criticism or complaint. Let me explain what I mean through Crazy Grandma's words...
1) VIDEO ENTRY OF EMMA COUNTING
"Oooooh! Dat vee-dee-oh waz sooooo cute of Emma counting. She smaht girl! Must tayke aftah ME! HAHAHA! Butt yuuuu knooooow...where waz Andrew? I no see Andrew in vee-dee-oh. I taught he waz goingu to count aftah Emma, but nooo Andrew! You bettah put someting up of Andrew. Everyting even! Put vee-dee-oh of Andrew up! Don't fahget!"
2) PICTURE OF EMMA AND A DOG
"Ooooh! Dat waz soooo cute pick-cha of Emma with doggie! Emma smiling sooo much. She must rike doggie verrry much. Hope she no eat doggie! HAHAHA! Butt yuuu knoooow...why you have Emma wid dog? Who dog waz dat? What if Emma hit doggie? I tell you what. Doggie BITE Emma! All dogz are aneemals, you know. You nevah know what dog do. Don't do dat next time. Keep kid away from dogs!"
3) PICTURE OF ANDREW ON A ZEBRA TOY
"Ooooh! Dat pick-cha of Andrew on stripe horse soooo cute! He rook rike he has gooood time on dat toy. He so rittle he can be jockey! HAHAHA! Butt yuuu knoooow...why he no have shoe or sock on? Why bare foot? Who house he at? You must keep shoe on feet when at otha people house. Otha people house no clean. Dey no take shoe off in house rike we do. Dirty dirty! Keep shoe and sock on! No takey dem off!"