Friday, October 26, 2007

Phrase Friday

You're never going to believe this, but my bloggy-friend, Golightly, has started her very own Phrase Friday and we both started last week!
Check it out: Her little guy is really turning out some cute phrases this week.

I need to purchase a Phrase Friday notebook so I can jot down the things I hear. Obviously, thesis-writing has caused a bit of a brain fog this week. Twice at school my students said super cute things that I was going to post about and of course M is her normal cute-funny-smarter-than-your-kid self. Can I remember anything right this moment? No. Nope. Nada. Zip.

Here is a moderately cute M story.
We were looking at pictures from our trip to the zoo. There was a sweet picture of M touching the train before we went for a ride.
M: Yook, shoo-shoo twain! (translation: Look, choo-choo train!)
Me: Yes, that is a train.
M: Baby, shoo-shoo twain! (translation: Baby is looking at the choo-choo train.)
Me: That's M*R#T looking at the train. That's you!
M: No, Mommy (complete confusion as if I have lost my mind). Da Baby, shoo-shoo twain! (translation: That's baby looking at the choo-choo train!)

So, not really a phrase that tickles my funny bone, but a sweet story, nonetheless.

Here are a few local phrases:
Coke: any carbonated beverage; may be referring to coca-cola, or sprite, doctor pepper, diet coke, any other beverage in a recyclable can.
Bless her heart: basically, it means "Oh, dear...she's a doll despite her problem" (whatever the problem might be) As in: Well, she can't help it, bless her heart.

Okay, send thesis-completion thoughts my way. I've worked every night this week late into the night and I'm really tired. Last night, I was so tired, in fact, that I didn't save the work I did and lost at least 2.5 hours of work. I'm heading to bed now with the intention of working extra hard tomorrow to catch up. I just don't have it in me tonight.

Please leave some of your Phrase Friday comments! I sure do need a smile right now!


Kyla said...

I need to keep a notebook too! LOL!

I'm sick and last night I suckered KayTar into some snuggles. She put her hands on my cheeks and said, "Reee hot, MomMom. Reeee hot." It was way cuter than a thermometer could ever be.

Tonight in the car, Josh gave me a quick kiss and BubTar said, "Awww Dad. You're doing the MARRIED THING right in front of my face. Yuck!" Hahaha!

Arizaphale said...

I had something I was going to post for Phrase Friday and I've totally forgotten it but kyla has reminded me of something we say.
Small Boy (9) as he sees us canoodling, which is usually just a hug and a peck on the lips, calls out
"Get a room."
We reply, "We've got a house....YOU get a room!!!"
This has become a bit of a tradition :-)

Elizabeth said...

One of My favorite things my oldest M says is . . wait for it . . . fingertails!(fingernails). She puts on fingertails (pasta on the ends of her fingers - or grapes or whatever she can get to stick), sometimes she has fingertails (those are torn nails that need to come on off).

melody is slurping life said...

Sending thesis love and good vibes your way.

Now, to try to catch up here. ox

Christina said...

I got way behind with my blog reading over the weekend!

So cool that you and Rosy both started Phrase Friday at the same time, independently of each other :o)

I need to get a notebook to jot down all N's cute little sayings, too! I always think "I'll rememebr that!"...and then I come up empty later.

Like now. I had a couple to share and now I can't remember. But I'm going to try and start playing along with Phrase Friday with my own posts!