When we tried to get the twins excited for
the new booster seats that were coming in the mail, little did we know that
the word would take on an Italian flair. If you join us for a meal, there's a
good chance you'll hear us tell the kids to "Go sit in your Bucci."
When my Aunt Bonnie made a Facetime call
to check in with the twins one afternoon, little did she know she'd pick up a nickname
that's synonymous with a super-creamy brand of Greek yogurt.
3. Take to the subway
After our first train ride into
the city, the twins were fascinated by the MTA. "Mama, can we take to the
subway?" my son always asks, making it sound like we're radicals at the ready
to storm the F train.
4. Eyes rubbering
"You must be tired, you're rubbing
your eyes," we've said to the twins on many occasions. Which naturally turned
into, "My eyes are rubbering," which is a fantastic and appropriate
Pointing out pictures in the book "Big Little," I asked the twins what the
small animals were on the "little" page opposite the elephant. "Squeakers!" my
son said emphatically, and that's been our name for mice ever since.
6. Go see rides
I love the twins' requests to "go see"
their favorite destination (as in, "Can we go see rides?"). There it is
children, see it? OK, we can go now.
Depending on your point of view, it's either
a body of water under the drawbridge of a castle or the thing you change the
channel with (which, incidentily, both of them know how to work).
8. Birthday cake
When asked what his favorite food
is, my son answered, "Birthday cake!" I like that, to him, that's a specific
kind of cake. Actually, shouldn't it be a whole food group?
9. My butt has a crack in it
When my husband told the
twins he had to wipe their butt cracks, this became a cause for concern. "Dada!
My butt has a crack in it." It's a harrowing thought for a little one to wrap
his or her mind around, which is why it's so awesome.