Thursday, March 24, 2011

Pics and the latest Bennyism

We've been talking about different ways to say hello.  When Neil walked into Ben's room this morning to get him up, Ben greeted him with, "'Ssup?!?  Ni hau ma?"

Here are two pictures from our trip to Hunter last week.  The second one shows Ben entranced by a DVD of La Traviata, the Verdi opera.  If you're familiar with the opera, you'll know that it has a little adult content here and there.  Okay, so the heroine is a high-end prostitute, and the plot centers on her love affair with a baron who is cheating on his wife.  But there's nothing graphic (it is opera, after all), so if you don't know Italian and can't read the subtitles, then it's pretty much smooth sailing, even for a three year old.  In any case, Ben seems to be a convert.

1 comment:

leah said...

Look at him go on the skis! I love it!

Nolan and Matt have been watching Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Donny Osmond edition) lately. Not as highbrow as opera, of course, but it also has a wealthy "loose woman" featured in the play. It is rather obvious (Potiphar's wife)... the rest of the Broadway play is fairly innocuous, though. That one part of the DVD seems to go over their heads, so I suppose it isn't that big of a deal.

I love the "Ssup! Ni Hao" as a greeting. Gotta love some slang mixed with Mandarin!