The Bad Mommy

I work only to pay for his therapy later.

Location: Novato, California, United States

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Out of the Mouths of Babes

We’ve all got malapropisms that we love. Here are some of my faves – some created by my child and some by various other younger relatives –

  • Racamoni and cheese (Carter – but I don’t think anybody at our house has referred to it as macaroni and cheese for at least ten years)
  • Shampoo the Killer Whale (my nephew RJH – it didn’t matter how many times he was told it was actually Shamu – he was adamant that it was Shampoo)
  • Chunky Cheese (RJH again – and really, isn’t it a much more accurate description than Chuck E. Cheese?)
  • Clean ketchup (my brother PSH - for kleenex)
  • The cursive moon (another nephew, MCH – he knew it was a longish word that started with C but couldn’t come up with crescent)
  • Have a nice day without your underwear! (Not really a malapropism but it HAS become a saying we use a lot, ever since nephew TNH stood on the front porch yelling it at passers-by)
  • The Heimlich Remover (my child again – he knew as soon as he said it that something wasn’t quite right – and now we ALL have to stop and think about it every time we try to use it correctly in conversation)

We’ve all got them – what are some of your family’s?

Sunday, July 12, 2009

My Child Can Beat Up Your Honor Student

While other kids are out enjoying summer - swimming, riding bikes, reading good books - this is what my kid has been home designing:

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