Thursday, September 07, 2006

Toddler Translations - 102

homemade pop-si-toe

It's been a while since I've updated the AnnabelWebster's all-knowing and powerful toddler dictionary here at Ittybits & Pieces.

Her usage has evolved so quickly in recent weeks that it's been difficult for me to get it all down.

So here it is, the tasty tidbits from the home office in Wanna-see-my-room? PEAS?!?

You wanna have a pop-si-toe?
Translated: I wanna have a popsicle.

"Yes I man!"

(Yes I am) usually said accompanied by emphatic foot stomping and fist wagging to make her point.

"Mama? Who painted the sty?"
Well it wasn't you or your father, little one, otherwise the sky would be purple now wouldn't it? ... Unless she was talking about our house, in which case, Yes, honey. Your dad did indeed paint the sty.

"We'll go to the lipstick store and then see Cinderella. Not the movie one, the REAL one with the singing."
The LIPSTICK STORE would be the Hummingbird Garden gift shop, where I stopped to buy a card to waste a little time because we were early for a children's musical of Cinderella. I wound up impulse buying a compact of lip gloss shaped like a fish. Of course the comment came a full two months AFTER the incident.

"Sing the chichen song!"
Which would be "I've Been Working on the Railroad," but only at the point where "Someone's in the kitchen with Dinah." Don't even try to sing any other part of the song.

"Daddy will be so incredulous."
I'm not sure if she intended to say that her father wouldn't believe she was able to carry the six-pound tricycle up the stairs by herself as these words tumbled out of her mouth, but I'm willing to suspend disbelief if it means H-A-R-V-A-R-D S-C-H-O-L-A-R-S-H-I-P .

Even if she doesn't get a free ride, at least we'll have help moving heavy objects. Perhaps she can take over her daddy's bidness.


wordgirl said...

Oh wow...this brings back memories. I knew I'd forget, so I have a couple of notebooks devoted to the funny things my kids used to say.

Andrea said...

That last one is awesome!

The other day Gabe was throwing a colossal fit because he couldn't find this specific ball he was looking for in his enormous and overcrowded toy box. He kept saying, "I find sitch. I find goo sitch!" He was losing his mind. Finally, he discovered his squishy yellow tennis ball and he wanted to pretend it was the Golden Snitch. Yeah, apparently I've been watching too many Harry Potter movies around him.

kimmyk said...

I love kid speak. I love how words sound to them and when they repeat it's nothing like it's suppose to be.

It's better.

ECR said...

Those were hilarious. I am actually having a guy come in to give me a quote on painting our sty. I hope we aren't rendered incredulous by the price :) At any rate, I'm pretty sure I know what my daughter will have to say about it. "Dog."

Melissa said...

That's so cute! My son (almost five) will knock on the bathroom door and ask if I am "maked." And my daughter (7) STILL says "aminal." When she was first learning how to say little words, she said "Mississippi" as clear as a bell. Of course that was the only time she said it, but at least I had three other people to witness.