We are a married couple who adopted our little Russky, Nikita {aka Nicky, Nicky noodle, little man, Nikoli, the Nickster, crazy dude, goofball, puppy love, etc...you get the picture!} from St Petersburg, Russia four years ago. Join us as we stumble through the joys and perils of parenthood, while our son teaches us a few things along the road...


Random Nicky

I've been buying bags of either "Little Cuties" or clementines (aka seedless tangerines) - whichever is cheaper or on sale usually wins.  Apparently they're pretty much the same fruit (variations of mandarin oranges) and besides being seedless, they are super easy to peel.  In fact, I am so talented, I can peel them in one big piece - I should put that on my resume..."top notch clementine peeler".  Anywho, I'm not always certain of what they're called, so I've told Nicky they were tangerines for lack of a better term.  The other day we had the following conversation:

Nicky:  you makin orange momma? (said as I was peeling it)
Momma:  No, this is a tangerine.  It's the same color as an orange, but it's smaller.
Nicky:  oh.  it orange?
Momma:  No, the color is orange, but it's called a tangerine.  It's like a baby orange.
Nicky:  oh.  it tangine.  ok.
Momma walks to the other side of the kitchen to wash her hands.
Nicky (mutters as Momma walks away):  yeah.  that orange.
Momma shakes her head and goes about her business getting lunch ready.

I suppose technically, we're both right, but, he doesn't know that - and we are trying to explain that things can appear to be the same, yet they are different.  I definitely see litigation in this kid's future.


Debbie said...

sounds as if he as a bit of his mom in him as far as (and I say this only because I know mom better than dad =))stuborness,,,,but I bet he was his usual cute self when he said it huh?!

Annaliese said...

right you are Debbie, on all counts! :o)

Amie Wozniak said...

I'm an expert tangerine/clementine/tiny orange peeler too. I'm a little obsessed with it actually. I will never buy a real orange again. But we just call them oranges in my house. :)

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