I called my friend, an expensive overseas call, to tell him that he would need to send someone over to get the bird, or I would send it to him by mail in a box. With no holes.
My kiddo is just the opposite of the bird, other than the occasional piercing shriek. She can pick up a word whispered once only, under my breath, from 100 feet away. Especially if it is one I do not want her to know. The words don't always come out as intended, and this is often the best part. Here are 13 of my favorite phrases from my child:
- NoNoNoNoNo ... (sometimes this one is not such a favorite).
- Kiss my bodunum! (oddly, she'd never heard the phrase before).
- Ups'down (I love this contraction. It's perfect and should be added to the English language)
- Daddy pooted! Stinky, stinky! Mommy pooted! Stinky, stinky! (she did it, she's blaming us)
- Dalmons (almonds)
- Mofo (an attempt at the cat's name. We didn't correct her because sometimes this name is more accurate)
- More funny! (to me when she wants me to make her laugh more)
- Brocchy (broccoli, used in context of "More brocchy!" this is a great one to hear)
- Wha-Wha happened? (used synonymously with why)
- 'pices! (when demanding a round of spice sniffing)
- Binket (not to be confused with binky, this is a blanket)
- "Oh shit!" (uttered once, crystal clear, just after I said it. If we're lucky, we won't hear it again until she's riding the school bus).