The girls are in a very funny phase right now. Toddlerville is almost in the past now as we enter “little girl land” over the next few months. But the language they speak today is a riot. Here are some of the funny ways they say certain words and phrases. I thought I would share them so as to not forget these times for years to come:
1. Offy shoes, offy pants, etc – offy means “take off”
2. Twildwen – or children
3. Elfant – aka elephant
4. Bidanin – vitamin
5. Washi hands, hair, etc – means “wash my hands/etc”
6. Happycake – their word for any type of cake
7. Panpakes – panchake
8. Owie – any injury
9. Neeno – this is their word for these little character icepacks for owies that started with a Nemo shapped one
10. Chicknfilay – chick-fi-la their favorite place just like daddy!
11. I did – this is a funny phrase that mainly Chloe says
12. Lightning go boom – another funny thing they say during big storms
13. Moonsky – they say this any time they can see the moon in the sky
14. Daddy/mommy h0ld you – they say this when they want to be held
15. This is my caman-jam – this is how they say “this is my commandment that you love one another” from the children’s song
16. Himimims – aka M&Ms
17. Chocwate – chocolate
18. Hand mannows – aka marshmallows
19. Backaroni – macaroni
20. Fa A-ham – this is how they say “father Abraham” from the children’s song
21. Home PeePo – Home Depot
22. Kura – Korea
23. Crema – camera
24. Fallas – flowers
I will add more as we hear more! 3/17/08 add a few more…
About a week ago, Julie took the brave step of having the girls throw away their pasis! (sp?)
As most toddlers are, they are addicted to them and seem to need them every step of the day. But, the girls complied and were very good about saying bye-bye to them. They get to keep one in their bed for nigh-night time and they seem to look forward to it each night now.
It is sad to see them become little girls. I will miss the blankies and pasis more than they will…
My wife is amazing.
Effective now, the Speers family has become an inter-racial family. We are both American and Korean. But, most people including Julie and I have no clue what Korea is and what being Korean means. Below are some facts about South Korea.
Thousands of Korean children have been adopted by American’s since the war for a variety of reasons. About 1,500 children each year are adopted out of South Korea. The most common reasons are poverty and the social taboos that exist against pregnant women who are not married. Abortion rates are very high.
The country is very westernized in terms of technology and shopping. Hyundai, Trinitron, LG and Samsung are all popular South Korean companies most American’s recognize. In a nation the size of Indiana there are 5 cities larger than Dallas. Christianity is the most accepted religion in the country.
More coming soon!