Wednesday, September 24, 2008

More Caroline-isms

Caroline has a few new sayings and phrases that have given me some laughs in the past few weeks. I'll share a few here:

"You might need to think." She says this to me when someone asks her a question she doesn't know the answer to or if I answer one of her questions by saying, "I don't know."

"I for-da-got." Meaning, I forgot.

"I just joking." Or "I just kidding." She says this when she says something or does something we don't like. For example, the little boys in her class like to pretend to shoot things and people on the playground and I'm not a big fan of that kind of talk. So, if she says that she was playing with a friend on the playground and they "shot Lauren", I'll tell her that I don't like her to play like that. She responds with "I just joking!" She has learned that if you're going to get fussed at, one way to get out of it is to pretend you were "joking" about whatever bad thing you did.

"Tell me 'bout your day." Caroline has become fascinated with what goes on during the day while we are not together. At dinner we usually ask one another how the day went, what did you do, etc. Caroline has brought this to another level by engaging in lengthy lists of what she did during the day, most of which is pulled from whatever Jeff or I said we did during our day. For example, last night she told me that during her day she "wrote trontrats (contracts), checked my he-mail, talk on the phone, have a meeting, eat my lunch, and go to the playground." Jeff observed that we need to continue to be vigilant about watching what we say and do around this little one - she takes in everything!
She also equally enjoys hearing about anyone else's day and will get very annoyed if she feels like you've left something out of your story or if you haven't described what you do enough.

"right?" She wants us to agree with everything she says, so most statements end with her adding "right?" to the end of them. You must respond by saying "That's right Caroline" or she doesn't feel validated. You can't just say "Yes", you must include the word "right" in your response.

Those are the ones that are sticking out in my head right now, I'm sure Jeff could share others, and I'm sure she will come up with some new ones in the days to come!


Allison Bussell said...

Trontrats. Just precious!

Leah said...

Mary Catherine is "just kidding" if she says something that is wrong. Also, whenever we tell her to something, such as a chore, she always says, "I was just thinking I would do that. I already thought I needed to do it." To which I really want to say, Then why the heck have you not already done it!"

Chad said...

MC and SF ask me what I did today also. The other day SF asked me what I did today and I said "I wrote some letters." SF then asked if I put them on the fridge like she and MC do (you know the magnetic kind). MC said, "no, he doesn't have a refrigerator." Too funny.