Carlos: “Mommy, put my cold milk in the foodgerator.” (Refrigerator)
Vivi: (while standing in front of our side-by-side refrigerator) “If this side is the fridge, is this side the erator?” (No, dear, it’s the freezer.)
Carlos: “Mommy work on her punkcuter.” (Computer)
Vivi: “Can I drain the spaghetti in the…in the…noodler?” (That’s the collander.)
Victoria: (from many years ago) “Daddy is from Brasil, they speak porkacheese.” (Portuguese)
Victoria: (naming the 13 colonies) Georgia, Virginia, Delaware, North California, South California, New York, Connecticuts, Vermont, New Hamster…
It dawned on me today, after talking to Carlos’ teachers about the progress he’s making in communication, that the days of these sweet garbles are passing by quickly. I remember my Grandmama Irene once showed me a yellow legal pad where she had written down some of the funny things that my mom and Aunt Dixie had said as girls. Aunt Dixie liked to use the ruler “to inch stuff.” (measure)
My baby is inching on up there.
What were some of your favorite expressions that you’re kids created?