Those funny little words that come into existence on their own or are molded to mean something specific to your family. Some come and go, while others remain a fixture in day to day speech. Six years in with kids, here’s where we stand:
If you ask Nathan how we fix clothes or make costumes, he’ll tell you that we ‘zew’ them. I gave up about a year ago, when after a 30 minute discussion I couldn’t convince him it was ‘sew’ with and ‘s’, not ‘zew’ with a ‘z’.
AKA side cramp. This word was coined when Nathan was about three years old. I had picked up running after having my second, and Nathan was convinced he could run with me alongside the stroller.
A word used in general as a nickname. As in “Hey, Chachi.”
How our kids refer to my husband and I together. Mommy + Papi = MaPa
A word used to refer specifically to Honey Bunches of Oats. Adam knows three cereals. There’s Cheerios, Fruit Loops, and then Cereal. And heaven help us all if he asks for Cereal and you bring him Cheerios. Because he means Cereal, which is Honey Bunches of Oats. Obviously.