Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Words to live by

Recently, 3B has been coming up with new words and phrases fast and furious. It was only a week or so ago that we asked if we wanted some milk and he said, "No. Water instead."

Instead? Where did you learn that word?

And on Monday, after telling Mrs. K, as he was about to drop some food under his high chair, "Mrs. K, no dropping food," he came home, kissed Mama, wandered around for a minute, grabbed a lovie, then lay down with it under his high chair.

When I asked him what he was doing, he replied, "Take break. Takin' break."

Where does this kid learn this stuff?

I think Barky is coaching him.

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  1. It never stops. And it get more fun to hear the new words.

    He just used the "supposedly" the other day. And it was used correctly.

    Honestly, kids are frightening.

  2. They are little parrots. And they are little sponges, so be careful what drips out of your mouth. You will hear it out of the mouth of the babe, and in context too.

    Nice of him to understand that he needs to chill and be able to express that to you.

    They never cease to amaze you. Even at 17.

  3. Anonymous9:25 AM

    They pick up words and phrases that you'll never even remember saying in front of them. Of course, some of them will sound mighty familiar. Like yesterday, when the Peanut came up to me and said, "No way, dude!"

  4. Anonymous11:58 AM

    You have only your chatty selves to blame. We're at the "parents' eyes glazing over as the kid tells the longest, most convoluted story on earth, complete with long pauses while searching for the next thing/making it up as they go along" stage.

  5. Anonymous3:36 PM

    i am surprised that you didn't tell the story about 3B calling my fiance "honey." i am still giggling about that. thanks again for having us over. we had a great time.

  6. Steve: And he uses "dude" correctly, which impresses me more.

    CAGirl: Yeah, Papa has to watch what he says about other drivers. No bad words, but definitely some bad thoughts.

    MD: So, the Peanut's been hanging out with Corey, then?

    Amama: I'm sure that's coming up for us someday. Payback for what I put my parents through.

    Anon.: He's still saying your name...and still calling your fiancee "honey." He will call him by his name with some prompting, but why prompt when "honey" is so funny?