It is amazing how quickly little ones pick up the process of communicating. Every day, the Little Lady uses a word or phrase for the first time. Usually, it takes a few minutes to realize what she’s talking about, but sometimes the meaning is all to clear.
“Steeenkuh:” that’s Stinker, for those that don’t follow the Little Lady’s dialect. Yep, she now knows the word “Stinker.” What’s even more impressive is the fact that she uses it VERY correctly, reserving its use only for her Daddy. She runs up to him, points, yells, “STEEENKUH,” and then runs away as Daddy chases her. Definitely her favorite game this weekend.
(and, definitely my favorite little bit of Little Lady lingo)
“Wus amanner:” Every time she starts to cry, no matter what the cause, the Little Lady asks herself the same question over and over — “What’s the matter.” Ahhhh, it so bittersweet to see her little self sitting on the floor or in her rocking chair, sobbing away, trying to be introspective and determine why she’s crying. Sorry, honey, but that confusion never gets better. I still ask myself that same question every time I tear up.
“Di jou poooop:” This is the most embarrassing of the Little Lady’s acquisitions. “Did you poop” Each time one enters or leaves the bathroom, or if her Daddy behaves like a 12 year old boy and “lets loose”, that question is the Little Lady’s response. Over and over and over. “Di jou poooop? Di jou pooooop? Di jou poooooooooop?” Sigh. It’s definitely the most clearly enunciated of her new words and phrases.
Luckily, she hasn’t unleashed this one on anyone outside of our immediate household. I’m not ready for the shocked eyes of friends or strangers just yet.