Friday, August 21, 2009

Teach...Your Children Well...

Baby talk, that is, high-pitched helium gas talk, isn't well tolerated in our house. Yet, we do find it difficult to let go of cute mispronounced words. Letting go of them somehow means that the child is growing up, no longer wanting a "hambur-bur". At seven, I suppose it is time to teach William that magazines are not "mazagines", but mazagine sound so much better. And he loves to go to Cost-so to get "zamples". A zample is a sample of a product which is used as an example. I think it is a cool new word.

Speaking of zamples, they really do work if you have a seven year old with you - and it isn't crab meat. William loves to try all the zamples and then see how long it takes to wear me down to buy it. He "got me good" on the Angus hamburgers with blue cheese. Boy, were they good (and expensive). A friend of mine is a zample presenter, and she laughed recently, when William started to take her zample and I asked, "William, you do know it's crab meat, right?" I pictured him throwing up all over the aisle when he found out. We didn't buy that zample.

6 comments:

Janie at Sounding Forth said...

OOh, I love this post. Takes me back to the time when Brody would say, "I just canna believe dat!"

And "Battery Tank" for "Tank Battery"

There's a million more, but yeah, you really don't want them to stop, do ya?

pita-woman said...

Yikes! 7? Where has the time gone? Gosh, seems like only a few months ago when we met at the park w/Smokey & Juno for the last time and you were 7 months pregnant with him.

gigihawaii said...

Your post has prompted me to have hubby buy the angus hamburgers with blue cheese. Never had those before, but they sound delicious.

P.S. Anything wrong with crab meat? Or is it the mayonnaise he does not like?

Cloudia said...

LOL!
I loved this slice of life...


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Arby said...

"Zample." That's good. That's one of those "words" that if used enough will catch on.

Junosmom said...

Janie, no you don't. It's admitting they are getting older!

Well, Ms. Pita, you don't come visit often enough, and me with horses and all.

Gigi, nothing wrong with crab meat, only afraid son would spit it out as he has in the past. He prefers no mayo but will eat it.

Good to see you, Cloudia and Arby. How're the chickens, Arby?

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