~The Truth Hurts~
Dada: "OK Buddy, I'm going to work now. Are you going to miss me?"
Parker: "No. I'll just play with my cars."
Lesson: Don't ask your child a question unless you can handle the truth.
Parker (pulling on the crotch of his PJ pants): I have a fudgie.
Mama: A what? A fudgie? You mean a wedgie?
Parker: Yes, a fudgie.
Lesson: Fudge in the pants is uncomfortable.
If there's anything we can learn from our children, it's the words and phrases we ourselves say often without even realizing it.
Parker's latest idiom: "or somethin'." He uses it quite often, and, somehow, always appropriately. It made me wonder where he picked it up. Then I started to pay attention to how often I used it. Quite a lot, actually. Whenever he wants an explanation for something, I almost always end my explanation with "or somethin'." Oops! I sound really intelligent!
Coming from a two year-old, though, it's quite disarming (and amusing)! Here's an example of Parker using it:
Mama: "Hey Parker, look at the airplane in the sky! Do you see it?"
Mama: "Where do you think it's going?"
Parker: "To visit the cars."
Mama: "Oh yeah? Which cars?"
Parker: "The blue ones and red ones, or somethin'"
Lesson: Watch what you say around your kids, dag nabbit!
"You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free." John 8:32