September 9, 2005

Some Laura-isms that I must write down for posterity:

Yogurt is "Yo-doh-doh" (and a bottle of rum)

After a burp: "Oh, Day-doh!" (A reference to David, a clearly ADHD--or perhaps just five-year-old--boy who stars in a series of books chronicling his misadventures. One of the books--not the one called "Oh, David!", of course--shows him burping excessively while saying "ExCUSE me" (the candle flame is bent; the flowers in the vase are wilted.)

"Mean Daddy" and "Mean Mommy" (when we jokingly say we're mean because we've done something that violated the Toddler Bill of Rights. We have established that in our house there is also a "Mean Baby" and even a "Mean Laura").

Looking in a mirror: "LawPupPy" (for Laura-B.; I know, because she points to herself and says "Me," too.)

All the abbreviations she makes for book titles: "Moon" for Goodnight Moon (and "Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me", for that matter), "Hugs" for "How About a Hug?", etc. Favorite is "Boom boom" for "The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear." If you've read it, you'll know why that's funny...if not, check out the library!

Speaking of books, she's quickly become addicted to Madeline ("MadLINE!") Sing it with me: "In an old house in Paris that was covered with vines/Lived twelve little girls in two straight lines." A sad relic of my years of public speaking is the facility to quickly memorize anything...whether I want to or not!

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