Oh, the things that children say

We have kids about that age. You know, the age were they turn into parrots. The age where parents need to watch what they say. If we speak as normal consenting adults, our kids might utter words that would embarrass us in a public setting.

For example, a friend of ours drives one of those oversized kid carriers - those vehicles that are too big to be a van but too small to be a bus. We saw her behemoth parked outside of a local business and Bekah stated, "Look, there's our friend's shaggin' wagon." To which Christian responded (with the hearty joyfulness that only a four year old could provide), "ITZA SHAGGIN WAGGIN!!!"

Sometimes, when kids say the darnedest things, we know that we the parents are to blame. Certain phrases are learned in the home. Other phrases are of unknown origin. Like Christian's statement about breakfast earlier this week. As we pulled into McDonalds on the way out of town on Tuesday, Christian asked, "Where are we going?" Bekah answered, "McDonalds." - "We're going to McDonalds," Christian replied, "that means the crack is up." I still have no idea what that statement means.

Then there are terms that are intentionally taught. Like how we taught Christian to say "I'm thuggin'" when he was younger. This past week, my sister-in-law and her husband introduced a new word to Christian and Zu's vocabulary: badonkadonk. Yup, I'm happy about that one.

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