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Feb 11, 2010

KIDS SAY THE DARNDEST THINGS

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Every family has their share of cute family words or sayings that have come from the mouths of babes.
When our boys were little they often cracked us up with the words they used for everyday things.
Here are a few I remember.
"Mom, we saw a morado" (motorcycle)
"Mom, we went in the moutonda" (sauna)
"Gopacos" (Ghostbusters) Okay this one had my mother in law pulling her hair out for days while we were away and our youngest wanted to watch Ghostbusters on TV. We didn't know what it was either when we got back but he showed us at home with the remote control.
Our friends had some interesting ones too.
Did you know that fafoos were waffles. To this day 27 years later we all still call them fafoos.
Or there was the time we were camping with our good friends. The dad asked his daughter to go to their motorhome and ask her mom for his Jim Bowie knife. Of course the mom had no idea what she was asking for when she said "Dad wants his Jimooey knife". Once again we all still call it that.

So how about you? What gems have your children added to the Family Dictionary?
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13 comments:

Jan @ bobbypinsboardwalk said...

You are so funny. I will click the stumble button. How did you get that on your blog?

susan said...

Lori-Hope your work week is going well. My son told me his "jawlers" hurt when he was little---you know, those back teeth that are coming in. I guess a combination of "jaw" and "molar" = "jawler" :) Come by for my giveaway for my blogaversay!

Michelle said...

Funny you should mention this as I was just thinking about it the other day.

When I was growing up we had a cottage on a lake in MI which we went to almost every weekend. My youngest cousin, about 4 years old, had the hardest time says words starting with "L". And the cereal Fruit Loops always sounded like Fruit Joops. She kept asking me over and over for some Fruit Joops and I thought she was asking for fruit juice. Poor little thing was so frustrated with me!

Gail said...

Two things come to mind...Out of the mouths of babes and a child shall lead them. Children are such wonderful eye openers.

matron said...

When my son was 4ys old,he said he wanted wild beast for dinner,I still ask him if he wants this when he comes round ,he meant,roast beef.!!!
At school my daughter,who had been learning about American Indians and their culture,wrote in her home work that they eat lots of jelly.When I asked her to explain what kind of jelly she went to the fridge and got a pot of mousse.This 6yr old was convinced this is what the teacher meant,as opposed to MOOSE.!!

Sandy said...

My oldest was born in Carson City Nevead, and we would go to the casinos for meals once in a while. While there we played keno....sortly after this, he was digging by our new apartment window outside and found some new nails from construction. He came in to show me the "kenos"....for the life of us we couldn't figure it out. Then it dawned on me, to play keno, you would use a little black crayon....he thought that the crayons were called kenos! And the nail looked like the crayons! We still give him a hard time about it today!

MiMi said...

My youngest is always gotforing something. Forgot something. Get it?

Michele said...

Great post, as always!!!
Those were too cute.

Here in A-town, we have a winter light display called the Festival of Lights. Trinity used to call it the "Vegetable of Lights"... she still does, just for fun!

Beverly @ The Buzz said...

At our house, we've eaten racky cheese (macaroni & cheese), oak milk (oatmeal), matatoes (tomatoes), kitchen on the clob (chicken leg), and--my favorite--Crapped In Crunch cereal!

3 Men and a Lady said...

I love kid-speak. My oldest used to say all kinds of funny stuff. Luckily I wrote down a lot of it in a journal so I can reminisce.

Lindy Lou said...

Hehe...my brother ALWAYS referred to his soother as his "Doodoosh" and you can believe me when I say that it caused more than a few raised eyebrows when people thought he was requesting a feminine hygiene product.
He also would point his finger out any window and excitedly proclaim "Doobedye!!!".
For ages we couldn't figure out what he was pointing at until he got old enough to integrate it into "Doobethat!!!"...all that time he was saying "look at that!!!" LOL.

mbkatc230 said...

Great post Lori! When Cait was little we always took her to our autocross races. Didn't think much was being absorbed until we saw some flattened construction cones (which she called carrots) on the highway and she said "uh oh, they hit the carrots. They lose 2 seconds!" Kathy

Tamara Jansen said...

Hey, we're finally back so I thought I'd stop on by. I am told that as I was learning Portuguese, I made up so many new words that my Brazilian friends wanted to write a whole new dictionary with Tamara'isms. Cute post!

Happy Valentines!

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