Tuesday, October 11, 2011

10-11-11 Milly's First Real Submission

Not because of its wisdom or humor or irony - just because it *is*

Milly was trying to grab some papers in the car - the small note size papers her day care provider sends home each day - and was getting frustrated.

I said "Goodness why are you so angry?"
To which, clear as a bell, she told me "I can't get my notes." Not "No can get notes" - but a full grammatically set sentence.  Before this we were lucky to get "Tank ew Co-wah".

Ryan looked at me - I looked at him and he said "Did you just hear what I heard?"  So, as a test I turned around and said to Milly - "Do you want me to take your notes and put them away?"

She responded:  "No, I wanna keep notes." 

Wow.  Just wow.

Saturday, October 8, 2011


Cora (driving past a car dealership): Mom! That flag is ger-my-mus (ginormous). What is the word for it? 
Me: You just said it - its a flag. 
Cora: No there's a more special word for it. {thinks} I remember! Its called a 'Merican Flag. That means its very important. That is a very special kind of flag.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011


Time to add to the Milly Lexicon!

Yes (or often "YEAH! YEAH! YEAH!" when its something she wants)
No (usually Nononononono)
Up! (very emphatic)
Off (when she means on - like she brings us a hat and says  off... off)
Off-on (when pointing at a light)
Gog Gog (dog)
Ki'ie (kitty)
Ni-Ni (night night)
Mo' (more)
Tank You (will even do small sentences like "Tank you Cora")
Pees (please)
Ow-si (outside)
Dink (drink)
Bye Bye


Cora Today:  Mom, I have like 55 friends! And did you know some are boyfriends? Yeah. Quintin tried to kiss me under the table the other day and I was all like "No way dude". I said "are you trying to kiss me??" And he said "I'm not only trying to kiss you, I'm going to MARRY you." I said "dream on dude."