There are some things our kids say that I want to remember for down the road. Aleah is first. For no reason other than some of her recent "funnies" came to me first!
Some of these things she has said since she was really little, but we are bad parents and don't correct them because they are just too cute.
- "Waffclosh": as in "Mom, can you get me a waffclosh to wipe my face?"
- The whole substituting the "f" sound for the "th" sound: Love to hear her talk about her friend "Maffew"
- "Says": pronounced with a long a, as in "Daddy saaays that I am his princess"
- "Like": okay, she pronounces this correctly, but uses it all the time just "like" a teenager. Hilarious!
- "Wew" (say "well" except with a "w" sound at the end): totally has the ability to pronounce this correctly, but it is just too cute for now!
- "Awkward": she is trying to figure out the appropriate use of this word, so sometimes it is pretty funny. She is getting better at using it appropriately in context. She told a story to dad about going back to her old daycare for a day. She shared that it was fun, but that she didn't know all of the kids anymore. Her response..."Awkward!" with appropriate hand gestures. Too funny!
- Today in the car we were having a conversation about kids, and Aleah stated that she wanted lots of kids...and animals (3 cats, 4 dogs, 3 goldfish, 7 butterflies). She decided that the butterflies "would be hard to keep track of".
- Tonight out of the blue she asked why some houses have more than one chimney, and if they do have more than one chimney, does that mean there is more than 1 Santa? It then went into the age-old conversation about how does Santa get into places that don't have a chimney, and how does he get all of the presents in...
- She get frustrated easily (read: EASILY!). Okay, this isn't so much funny as much as something I want to remember about this stage. She really doesn't do well if things aren't going exactly as she planned. I have NO idea where she got that trait...(ahem).
- "Moooommmmm!": I think I hear this 49,000 times a day. Usually in relation to something that her brother is doing (or being perceived to be doing) to her. In her defense, he does know how to push her buttons. In HIS defense, she has easy buttons to push. Again, no idea where she gets that trait...
- "Mommy, I want to snuggle": Now, to explain, in our household for her at least, the bedtime routine includes a time of "snuggle" which means Mike or I kneeling next to her bed with our head on or near her pillow. There is no touching allowed during snuggle time unless she initiates it. This snuggle time may not be less than several minutes (in her preference...not her reality every night). Snuggling is followed by a hug and tuck. Hug and tuck are very different steps than the snuggle phase. None can be skipped (again her preference...not reality).
- She HATES to get up in the morning, and will do anything to avoid it. Of course on weekends, she will still sleep in some, but not nearly as much as she wants to on weekdays when we have to get to school/work. (side note...WHY IS THAT with kids?)
- Aleah has stated on more than one occasion that she has rules for her bedroom. 1. No boys 2. Don't play with my toys (she actually listed most of her toys) 3. Don't make a mess. 4. No tooting (said stating that only she is allowed to do this).
- A quote courtesy of the school bus. Keep in mind she has gotten in trouble for this and it doesn't make us proud as parents but it is too funny not to share. On a few occasions she has gotten angry with her brother and yells, "You idiot butt crack!" Jaw-dropped would be one way to describe our reation the first time we heard this. I immediately debated what is the best parenting technique to handle such language. When I looked at my husband, he seemed to be contemplating the impressive nature of the unique word combination.
As I come up with more "Aleah-isms", I'll plan another post to share them.