Wednesday, 16 December 2009

YIM !! YIM !!



Two words that became precious to me yesterday!! Yim!! Yim!! Yesterday Samuel and I played hide n seek at the park - we would take turns with his mother Anna-Lena counting to 10 and then looking behind the Cypress, Live Oak, or Magnolia tree's. Hiding wherever we could find a spot.

Samuel is 4 years of age, Swedish, and speaks very little English. But he has learned my first name very well - Yim! When we first met he was quite shy, I think our language differences scared him - now we are best of buddies.

Even though we do not communicate well with words we communicate. Hugs, kisses, smiles and approving looks at each other do it. And - one more, laughter!

I have learned to laugh more with Samuel.

Maybe we should all use less words and just smile more at each other and laugh with each other.

Oh, Samuel did use a phrase that I recognized right away, " na nah na na nah na nah!" (You can't catch me!) The race was on as I darted after him on the park play ground!

8 comments:

CrossView said...

"Maybe we should all use less words and just smile more at each other and laugh with each other."

A big ole hearty AMEN!

He's a cutie! I'm glad you've made a new friend... ;o)

Indian Lake Papa said...

CroSsview - he is a great boy! I will miss him when he goes back to Sweden. :( !!

Ed said...

Hugs, kisses and smiles are the universal langugage. You and Mama are the right couple to teach it.

I love reading all your post about the good times you have playing with children. I am not sure however if I can buy the part about "The race was on as I DARTED after him". :)

Indian Lake Papa said...

ED - LOL LOL !! DART is a relevant word - how about short darts!! LOL !! I tired fast - Ha!!!

Peter Olson said...

I'm so jealous! I want to play too!
Have fun. God Bless your time together.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Indian Lake Papa said...

Peter! Come on down then you can "dart" with me! LOL

Life Adapted said...

Hahahahahah - I love to laugh! That is great. I agree, we should talk less and laugh more. Be blessed.

Indian Lake Papa said...

LA - I love to laugh!!