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Kids humor

March 17th, 2010


I was lying in bed while Claus was dressing Olivia, so I didn't know what he chose for her to wear. Then I heard her saying, "I see an I, heart, W, O, W, W, W, U! I know my letters!" I had to laugh. That's her favorite "I (heart) Mommy" shirt.


TWO OR 22?

It's so American to shorten all names to one syllable. Now Olivia is doing it, and I'm not sure where she got it from. Is she two going on 22? Her new fad:

Popo= Pope

Kung Kung= Kungz

Daddy= Dad

Inca= Inks

Ocho= Och

I hadn't yet heard her refer to me. I asked her, "What do you call Mommy?"

"Diane," she deadpanned.



There have been other times she's called me Diane. She hears other adults calling me that, and thinks it's funny to do it, too. One day, she wouldn't stop. I was tired of it and advised, "You may call me that, as long as you can also feed, clothe, bathe, and attend to yourself. Can you do that?"


She looked at me and considered the options. "Mommy," she responded.


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4 Responses to “Kids humor”

  1. hawaiiobsessed:

    How cute! What a little beauty.

  2. maxcat:

    hahaha ... My dad used to tell a story about me and my first and second days of school. His name was Joe and I heard my mom call him that all the time. No kindergarten for me in rural Minnesota. So when I reached the age for first grade, the first day was a panic. One room school house, grades 1 thru 8. Well the first day I threw such a fit, he took me home (probably at the teacher's request). Next day, he took me back and as he told the story, I got interested in whatever it was that we three first graders were doing. (Plus it probably helped that I was the only boy and the other two were girls -- liked the ratio.) Anyway as he started to slip out the back door thinking I was distracted, I turned and yelled out to him in my first grade voice, "Don't you leave Joe!"

  3. Michael:

    You have a smart daughter.

  4. sven:

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