My Little Kingdom

A day in the life of me and my kingdom. Thoughts of a mother of four amazing little boys, a wife of an incredible husband and a woman trying not to forget about herself.

December 18, 2004


is one of my favorite phrases around here. For those of you with out a clue it's also heard as one...two...three...(3-2-1) blast off! It's most often accompanied by an 18 month old who has backed himself up against the farthest wall possible and then upon blast off he races through the house. It's no secret my boys love rockets and are either pretending to be rockets or shoot them off. We are making paper rockets all day. I think I've used up an entire Christmas tree lot worth of paper, just this morning. Other items will do too, such as kitchen utensils, Christmas ornaments or even graham crackers in the back seat of the car. When nothing else is handy, a finger will due just nicely. uuunn...hoooo...reee...pcchhhhuuuuuu...

That's not the only favorite phrase that gets a smile around here. We have many frequently used favorites in fact Cameron and I even use them on occassion and here are just a few.

Bubble Bum: bubble gum

Warkosh: car wash

Peeky Boo: peek a boo

Pooter: computer ( Our favorite is 'watch monster on dad's pooter, watch monsters on dad's pooter! refering to watching Monsters, Inc on dad's laptop.)

Beep up: back up, deriving from the beeping that big trucks make while backing up.

Beat me: you beat me or won ( It's always great when you enter a store and your three year old is exclaiming 'you beat me up, you beat me up' because you beat him to the entrance. Or worse he's distraut because you are 'winning' and he's crying don't beat me don't beat me. We're never sure when we are in a race around here, so we have to stay on our toes.

Peck a roni: pepperoni, one of the first favorites along with

Ock tock cock apus: octapus, which was pronounced different every time

Abra Ka Dabra: Please and Thank you, say huh? (when my mother-in-law handed a treat to my at the time three year old, Everest, she asked what are the magic words. Expecting to get the automated reply of Please and Thank You. She was surprised and amused with the response Abra Ka Dabra. She couldn't argue with him there, those are the magic words.

And then there are the Luv ooouuu hooos and luv hoo much....

I'm sure there are plenty more I'm not remembering, maybe I'll add them on as I do. Any others out there, I haven't heard? Send 'em on in.


Blogger Hugh said...

Hamily Fome Evening: family home evening
Muse-gic: music
Just a sec: any amount of time (longer than a second) that a seven-year-old wants to stall to avoid helping with chores

2:10 PM  
Blogger Suzanne Moll said...

Those are awesome, Hugh. I had a good chuckle over all of them.
Here's antoher one, Beckfuss: breakfast

3:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The one we get to hear our daughter Abbi say is "ta tu" for "thank you". Pretty awesome for a 15-month old!

Ray (

5:51 PM  
Blogger Seth said...

Sneezes are "Bless you's" over here... as in:

"I woke you up with my Bless You!"

6:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My daughter is too young to talk yet (3 mos.), but I rememer my mom telling me that when she used to take me grocery shopping, she'd pass by the deli counter and I would always yell out, "Ocka-Meyer banoney!" (Oscar-Meyer balogna)...Not that I could read lables or anything, because any and all sandwich meat was "Ocka-Meyer banoney" to me!

- Jason G.

6:22 AM  
Anonymous ross said...

i have a 4 year old and a 20month year old - both girls. my youngest, sofia, calls her self so-fee-fa, and call the computer the same as your little boy - pewter.

cuh-ul mommy = cuddle mommy

imun no? = i don't know

peekabo = peek a boo

washa show = watch a show

10:21 PM  
Anonymous Andrey said...

Hang-ga-buger = Hamburger
Our 5 year old used to say that

2:05 PM  

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