Once, I taught this class where I assigned all my students a weekly blog post. And just to ensure that I was still in-touch with reality, I did the same thing—posted at least one post a week every week…for I think 13 out of 15 weeks. Jack was born towards the end of the semester, so Priorities got in the way, but, well, that’s a far cry from the current state of things. Seeing that the last post was mentioning the possibility of the Summer reading session for Ontologica, and now not only is the reading period over, but the Issue is now well on the way to getting its little feet out in the great green deep of teh Intarnets (probably by month’s end). Notwithstanding, a whole heck of a lot of things has been going on since Jan 29th or thereabouts since I last blogged about.
Likely the most interesting thing to cover would be the latest –isms from Molly, and now Jack as well. So, without further ado, the MollyJacks present the next chapter in the dictionary that only their little minds can build.
Part the First Mollyisms
- Lasterday -- n. abst. 1. Yesterday 2. Sometime earlier today. 3. Some other time, possibly never. This term always appears at the beginning of the sentence: Lasterday, I went to Regular Gramma’s House.
- Regular Gramma – Not to be confused with Nanny. Regular Gramma is Sue’s mom.
- Regular Papa –Not to be confused with Grampa From the Woods. Regular Papa is Sue’s Dad
- Nanny -- Nanny is my mom.
- Grampa from the Woods – this is my dad.
- Nuffin – 1. coll. Nothing 2. Retort. Used like this: “Molly Why aren’t you listening?” Molly: “Nuffin.” Often paired with a loud snarky “Unnnh.”
- Black Cat – Black Cat is one of Molly’s most cherished friends. She has two stuffed black cats (identical actually, because when the first one turned up missing, we had to “rescue” a new one from the toy store, only to have the original to surface a few days later). But neither of these are the true black cat (though sometimes they are the avatars for black cat). Black cat in essence is her best kitty friend. Black cat knows magic, and is a lava kitty (she can traverse through lava with her lava paws.)
- White Cat – White cat is Molly’s other kitty friend, though this friendship seems strained and nebulous at times. White cat is always mad and yelling at black cat, and sometimes so much so that Molly gets sad. White cat also has magic and when White cat and Black cat are both present, they usually take residence on Molly’s shoulders.
- Lava Feet -- You need lava feet to make it across the lava when the floor turns to lava. Otherwise you need to stay on the pillows.
- Donut Boy, Hot Dog Boy – Terms of endearment for Jack. ex: “Jack is a donut boy.”
- Him, Her -- Molly hasn’t quite nailed her pronouns yet, and I find it endearing to hear: “Him is a good kitty, him is my faborite.”
- Oh Nonono – Ask Molly a question and sometimes you’ll get this gem of a response. It makes me cackle.
- Kitty Black Cat, Kitty Super Hero – These are Molly’s super hero names. Often paired with the super hero song—do do do dodododo do do do dum dum. When she’s at the super bungee jump at the mall, she always does some superhero kicks and sings the song.
- Holy Crap! Look at Kon – This came out Lasterday (this morning). I don’t know actually what Kon was doing because I was laughing so hard that she said holy crap.
- Those guys are bad guys, daddy? – Thursday we hit gridlock in Pittsburgh in an area where 279 and 376 and some other roads came together and there wasn’t any sort of traffic signals to make people, I dunno, merge intelligently. And of course it was one of those things where everyone on the left needed to get all the way right and everyone on the right needed to get all the way left. It was a clusterfuck that took about 30 minutes for 0.4 miles of driving. And during that, Molly looked at all the jerks cutting people off and driving awful and said, “Those are bad guys, daddy? Them jerks?” “Yes honey, they sure are.”
- Not quite – This is another phrase that she uses slightly wrong, but always in a humorous way. “Molly are you going to finish your lunch?” “MM Not quite.”
- I have 2 Poops/Pees – When going to the bathroom, she usually has either two poops or pees in her. At least she’s consistent
- Soup Poop -- An undesirable poop experience where thing are not a hard poop
- Pop Poop – A poop that goes pop because it comes out with three farts (always three farts too)
- I have to wait for my fart to come out – When she’s taking a long time on the potty, this is almost always the reason.
- Far Far Away – Lots of things can be far far away. Usually this is anything outside the house.
- Check it Out – She says this like Princess Bubblegum says it in Adventure Time – Very well enunciated
- Guys – She recently learned to refer to groups of people as “guys.” So now she’ll say, “Hey guys, check it out.”
- Let me show ya – Little miss know-it-all will be delighted to show you all kinds of stuff. And she’ll explain how it works too.
Part the Second – Jackisms
- Tankuuu – Said when receiving food or drink. Thank you. And damn it’s genuine too.
- Dipppeeee – Coll. For Dippy Coll. for Sippy cup
- Oh Boy -- Dude gets excited
- Woow – Jack is uncannily apt with the Wows.
- Weee Weee – Whenever he’s going fast or flipping around, he’s lovins it. Dude’s going to be my rollercoaster buddy in about seven years.
- Hiiii – All Jack’s words have a long drawl at the end. Like he wants to keep that word working for him to fill in for all the others he hasn’t quite grabbed yet
- Guda Guda Guda Ga – Jack’s Filler words. Molly did Dukka Dukka Dukka if you recall. Jack’s are a little slower, but just as cute.
- Buyyyyy--- He’s super cute at saying bye to people. He’ll even lavish some kisses. But half the time he waves and looks in the wrong direction. Maybe he thinks he’s leaving too.
- Yoooooo! (matched with fist pump) – Jack always joins in on the last “Yooo!” of the Yo Gabba Gabba! theme song; it’s his favorite show. Favorite to the point of poo brain
- Poo Brain – Not really a word he uses, but it’s the state that he falls in when transfixed with something. As a male, he becomes single-mindedly focused and nothing short of shaking or loud (and I mean loud) noises will sway him away from his object of affection. Molly finds Poo brain to be hilarious and will actively fuck with Jack to see how far she can go without distracting him.
- The Headshake – Jack’s got the No Headshake down pat. It’s good too because, unlike Molly, Jack means no when he uses it (Molly had a long stint where no meant both no and yes – maybe it’s a universal girl thing)
- Acrobatics – Jack is a climber. He’s at least 6-8 months ahead of Molly’s development at the same age in respect to climbing on things. Stairs aren’t an issue going up- and even coming down, he’s starting to learn to bend his legs instead of just plop falling each step. He can get up on the couch and run amok like the best little monkeys. I’m afraid for the day when he figures out how to climb out of the crib—because then I don’t know how we’ll contain him.
So that’s some of the cooler highlights of the kids’ collective linguistic growth. Until next time….