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July 9, 2012 - Betsy Bethel
I hope these Emma-isms lighten your load and brighten your day ...
As my brother pulled the pontoon boat up to the dock at Piedmont, 6-year-old Emma yelled: "Button the hatchets!" (She thought it was getting ready to storm, which, thank goodness, it didn't. The hatches did not need to be battoned down, after all, but those hatchets would be buttoned, by golly!)
"Come on, Mom, don't be a ninjapoop!" (I am happy to report I am indeed NOT a fecally challenged Japanese stealth warrior.) Thanks to Dr. Doofenschmirz, Emma now knows words like nincompoop and dumkopf. "Phineas and Ferb" sure is great for expanding the vocabulary!
"I used the blower-upper on her face." No, this was not a Fourth of July mishap. Emma was referring to the time she attacked the puppy with the fireplace bellows. I bet Phineas and Ferb know the proper terminology for a "blower-upper."
"I think we better get one of those things for her nozzle so she doesn't bite" -- again referring to the pup. Nose, muzzle, nozzle -- It's word conservation!
Spread the joy -- share some of your kids' made up, mixed up or otherwise hilarious word cocktails.
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