Words we learned yesterday
Yousuf's vocabulary is increasing exponentially these days. My father calls him a "parrot". Things you don't think he'll remember, even words he overhears you saying, will inevitably stick. Of course, being in Gaza, a 2-year old's vocabularly includes words that you may not otherwise expect.
Salta3one: Crab (A Gaza delicacy, which Yousuf attempted to eat by himself-I guess you have to learn the hard way sometimes).
Hamas: Hamas. As in, "Hih! Shoof! Hamas!" (look-its Hamas) after seeing celebratory rallies and music and a wave of green flags pass by our house after the new cabinet was voted in.
Thi2ib: Wolf (in Little red riding hood, in Arabic -Laila wal thi2ib)
Qassif: Shelling. As in "Yamma! Qasif! Ma3lish-matkhafeesh!" (Oh mommy! Shelling! Its ok-don't be afraid!) after a night of earth-pounding shelling.