As with any foreign language, it takes some time to pick up the meaning of the sounds uttered by toddlers. Through hard work and diligent research with our own little miracle, I have come to learn the meaning of certain words and phrases. I thought I’d share.
First, I will list the word or phrase that she uses. Then, the real meaning will be revealed.
“Apple Poops” = Corn Pops cereal
“Uh Oh” = I broke something expensive while you were in another room
“I need to go poopy” = I actually already pooped
“I carry you” = You carry me
“The floor is wet” = I peed on the floor
“The floor is yucky” = I vomited on the floor
“WAAHAAAAA!” = You are a bad parent and a moron. How hard is it to figure out what would make me happy?
“I want one more neminems” = I want a whole bunch of M&M’s
“That’s Daddy’s boogers” = That’s Daddy’s face whiskers (5 o’clock shadow)
“You take it” = I have a booger on the end of my finger, and I’m going to place it on your shirt if I can catch you
“I don’t want night-night” = I will scream if you even think about putting me in bed
“I help Daddy cook” = I knock things over and try to get dangerously near the oven
“No…THIS chocolate” = Use chocolate syrup in my milk, not that nutritious chocolate powder stuff
(When being picked up from daycare) “That’s MY Daddy!!” = I love my Dad