Saturday, July 19, 2008

Recent Carlyisms

Recent pearls of two-year old verbal wisdom...

One morning as we came downstairs, Rebecca looked out the front window and exclaimed, "The irises have bloomed!" This event had been breathlessly anticipated for a couple of weeks. Carly was so excited, and so she said, "Mommy! The Irish Socks are blooming!"

In Carly's world, you have one foot, and two feets. We were at the kitchen table one day and we could hear Jim coming down the stairs and hallway toward us. Carly raised her eyebrows and exclaimed, "Oh! I can hear Daddy's feets!"

Jim likes to use the word "Czechoslovakia" as a silly tag word, when the girls ask a question about someone or something's whereabouts. "Where is my toy?" "Czechoslovakia" "Where are we going, Daddy?" "Czechoslovakia." This is part of Jim's homage to a favorite movie, Stripes. ("C'mon, it's Czechoslovakia. We zip in, we pick 'em up, we zip right out again. We're not going to Moscow. It's Czechoslovakia. It's like going into Wisconsin.") Well, it's hard for a 2 1/2 year old to say that big word, so when she says it, it comes out as CHECK-ia-FOCK-ia. Every so often that third syllable comes out a little different...

And, she has both a cousin and a teacher who share a name... ASS-a-lin. You might be more familiar with a different pronunciation for Allison. When she says it, we repeat it, "what, Carly? Is her name Assalin?" "NO, Mommy, it's ASSalin!"

These moments make up for the tantrums that while starting to subside, have put Miss Caroline into the category of a "terrible two".

1 comment:

Regina said...

LOL - these are great!!!
We have "feets" in our house, too. Love it!! And bare ones are "toes and feets"