Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Some of My Favorite Claire-isms

Claire is a chatterbox these days.  She talks almost non-stop and is very entertaining.  She’ll do anything for a laugh and then will repeat it a hundred times if you laugh just to keep you laughing.  What a girl!

Some of the funny words/phrases she uses:

“Pickle Dots” – translation polka dots  (We have no idea where she got pickle dots, but we LOVE it!)

“Eee Yelcome” – translation you’re welcome  (This must have something to do with raising her in Memphis and in Houston.  She’s got a crazy Southern way about her.)

“I are a princess” – Claire loves princesses these days, and she loves to dress up.  She loves necklaces and bracelets and tiaras.  Every time she puts on a dress, she twirls in it and says, “I are a princess.”  (We definitely agree.  She is the princess in our world!)

“Shimming” – translation swimming  (Claire’s favorite activity.  She’s a great swimmer and improves every time we head to the pool.)045.2

“Meal” – translation oatmeal  (Recently Claire has started requesting “meal” for breakfast.  Of course, it must have brown sugar and half-and-half in it!  She loves it!)

“Strawberry Comes Out!” – translation “I’m bleeding”  (Claire fell and skinned her knee.  When she realized it was bleeding, she exclaimed “Look, Daddy!  Strawberry comes out!”  We’re not sure where she got this, but it’s very cute.  And it stops the tears since it’s strawberry.)

Topics of Discussion:

“Monkey Eating Banana” – A few months ago, during Claire’s two-year-old check-up, her doctor needed to look into her ears.  To get her to hold still, the doctor told her that she had a monkey eating a banana in her ear.  Claire still tells everyone on a regular basis that she has monkeys in her ears that are eating bananas.  If you question her about it, she tells you that the doctor said so.

“Horsie Naughty on the Floor” - In June, we went to the stables with Aunt Shannon to watch her ride her horse.  While Shannon’s horse was in the stall to get brushed down, he went to the potty.  Almost every single day since, and often several times a day, at some point Claire will announce, “Horsie naughty on the floor.  Eww!  (while holding her nose)  Shannon cleaned it up.”032

Claire is so sweet and entertaining.  We’re having a blast being her parents!

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