Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Family Sayings

Maybe it's just us here in the Trenches, but we definitely have our own family lingo:

For example, when we take a road trip (as we did recently), the snacks that we pack for the car ride are always called "scooby snacks." Not sure why, they just are.

All 3 of my boyz begin most of their sentences with "Actually". This is because I, their momma, actually say the word actually a lot of the time, actually.

A favorite reminder in the Trenches is, "You get what you get and you don't get upset." Middle learned it in preschool last year and it's also iterated in this book. (Shut up. Boys can too like Pinkalicious.)

While racing up the stairs for baths, someone always shouts, "Last one up is a pu pu poo poo platter!"

After dinner, when the boyz are done picking at with their meal, before leaving their seat, they are required to say, "Thank you for the nice dinner - may I please be excused?" This idea was stolen from my Nephew, who seriously has the BEST manners of any 4-year old I've ever met. Of course, now that it's habit to repeat this phrase, it often comes out sounding like, "Thankyoufornicedin.Pleasebescused?" But hey, I'll take what I can get.

At least once a day, Hubby and I grab each child and say, "Hey! Did you kiss your mother/father today?" Instant loving.

And at night, during bedtime kisses, I like to remind them, "You're my best big/middle/baby boy. Sleep tight and don't let the bedbugs bite!"

What are YOUR family phrases?

My Best Hubby, Best Baby, Best Middle and Best Eldest. Actually.


Heather Henderson said...

kate says that "get what you get" thing on her show all the time.

Martha@A Sense of Humor is Essential said...

"You get what you get, and you don't throw a fit" along with Actually are Big Time Family sayings.
The most common family saying lately is "Turn That Down!!"

Ashley said...

I can't think of any right now but of course they'll hit me tonight when i'm trying to sleep but thinking about blogs instead.

My kids say actually all the time too. Great minds.

Manic Mommy said...

Our in-the-car snacks and toys are called 'the bag of tricks'.

When we do prayers, we end God Blesses with "...and everyone else we love..." and then all four of us at the same time say "and I love you, and you, and you!" as we point to each other.

Michele R said...

When younger 2 of my 3 used the word actually too. It cracked me up. This was a cute post. At the school bus stop about a month ago I said I love you to my 8 yr old as usual. He was distracted and instead of saying it back as usual he said, "OK". We laughed about it. Now sometimes when I say good night to him and say I love you (or him to me) one of us will respond, "OK". And then laugh. Can't think of anything else.

Carrie Ella said...

My husband has an annoying habit of over-using certain phrases, and sometimes not even correctly. One of his favorites is, "It is what it is..." He also says, "Per se..." and he calls weird dudes "Aqua Velva's"

Allison said...

This was really cute - and I'm sure that when they are all grown up, it's going to be those little everyday things that they will remember the most and talk about with thier children - it might even get passed down. I remember as a child I was shocked that other kids didn't call parmesan cheese "the shaker cheese"
now my kids call it that too.

nice to be back reading your blog - computer issues have kept me away.

HaB said...

'Oh My Goodness' is the over used phrase in my house - However, Madaline leaves off the 'Oh My' and 'Goodness' sounds like 'GooNNess' - so, now we all just say 'GooNNess'.

Becky @ Our Sweet Peas said...

Really cute post! My husband and I are always saying "do you have a visual on Alex/Eli?" Whichever twin is out of sight!

I know we have more but my children drained my brain by about 9am. Yeah, it was record timing today! :)

Michelle said...

Ahhh that's cute.
We also say sleep tight, don't let the bed bugs bite! My son's newest thing is to start every sentence with "because". Which is extremely annoying.
He is also carried to bed every night by my one of us while he blows ten thousand kisses to the one that is not coming with. Super cute.

Mrs. Fabulous said...

Oh, I can't wait to have funny family phrases. Our only one is 14 mo. right now and he's just learning to say "baa" for ball!!

It is funny to say to my husband "Dada, can you go change Trey's diaper?" Good times!

Mags said...

Our kids say "actually" often...it always cracks me up.

Claire said...

My two-year-old says "close, sesame" to get one of us to close the car door once she's in. Also, she has started to regurgitate some of our not-so-kid-friendly sayings to her one-year-old sister. Like calling her a drama queen. So funny!

Cassie said...

My husband has been calling our son's snacks scooby snacks. I thought he was weird but I guess not!

Putting the FUN in DysFUNctional said...

We have a ton of them. Our version of that one is "you get what you get and you don't pitch a fit!"
Bathing suits are Baby Soups.
Andrew has so much anxiety that we say Go with the Flow! to him a lot.

Dorothy said...

Ours were 'uh oh, that's wrong' and 'oh, man'. Also, when we call someone and they answer the phone, we all say 'oh, hi'. Now I notice my nieces and nephews using these phrases.

Wendy (An Iowa Mom) said...

We used to say, "You get what you get and you don't throw a fit!" ... and then recently I changed it to, "You get what you get or you don't get NOTHIN'!!"

We have a ton of these family sayings too ... :) Fun!

Melizzard said...

If they hear someone, anyone, say "Hey" - older say "YOU" and the younger will yell "Get off of my cloud" - Yes their father and I started this when one of them yelled HEY at us to get our attention. They've taken it on as a comedy routine.

There is also the "You fired UP? I'm Fired Up" when one of the is just a little too spaz.

We also have "kiss tolls", in which they are not allowed to pass without payment. Sometimes if a neighbor kids is over playing and hears it I get a kiss from them too.

Dejoni said...

We have this saying when one of the girls is throwing a tantrum or being dramatic, "And the Oscar goes to...."
Totally pisses them off..but funny.
We also do the sleep tight, don't let the bedbugs bite."

Jessica @ A Bushel and a Peck said...

We say "A little goes a long way" in reference to MANY things...maple syrup on pancakes, lotion on hands, ketchup on nuggets...

And every night at bedtime, I always say to each child, "I love you, a Bushel and a Peck" and they respond "And a hug around the neck". Hence, the name of my blog.

Night Owl Mama said...

I always give my boys a "huggy, huggy , kissy kissy, love you now go to sleep and I'll missy you til' the morning" My 3 yr old loves it.

for my older one's
hey where you going "get over here and give me a kiss good night". They the worst

Grace {Formerly Gracie} said...

We definitely have our little sayings (and songs) around here and tons of nicknames. I think of it as our way of saying "I love you!" :-)


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