Sunday, March 16, 2008

fun monday

Today's Fun Monday is being hosted by My Husband Calls Me Weird

Her challenge:

1.) I don't know about you, but my family is great at creating strange words that only we know the meaning. Some were created when the kids were first learning to talk, others came about when our tongues were twisted and the word came out funny. Either way, the words stuck and we still use them in our daily conversations. What created words does your family use?! Please share the story behind the word if you remember. If you don't have a made up word then tell us about the unspoken way you communicate with someone. Do you and your significant other have a look that means "This party is boring, lets split" or do you have a look that your kids know means their butt is in serious trouble? Please share!! And a picture of the look would be very entertaining!
2.) In honor of St. Paddy's Day, please share your worst green beer story!

I am going with number one cause we don't drink alcohol. We are pretty exciting on St. Patrick's Day!

Oh, I lived for years in Chicago and the Chicago suburbs. They put dye in the Chicago River and make it green for St. Patrick's Day. I have seen that.

And my brother's name is Patrick.

And I have been in St. Patrick's Cathedral.

But here is our weird word. Rachel got our really funny one. I will probably think of more during our 600+ mile drive to Orlando tomorrow.

Several of my children have had a butter obsession when they were toddlers. When Ella was small we started keeping the butter under the table on the bench and passing it in secret. If she saw it it was suddenly a plate of butter and that was all she wanted. So we would spell it.

"Please pass the B-U-T-T-E-R."

Night after night after night.

So one night I was tired of spelling it out and decided that a shortened version was going to be enough. Everyone knew what you wanted the minute that you said please pass the B. So I said

"Please pass the B-U-T-T-."

Well, it sounded fine to me, but my children thought I was C-R-A-Z-Y!!!!

So now when there is bread or potatoes needing a little embellishment I regularly get asked to pass the butt. teehee hahaha


Now check and see the other players


nikki (my husband calls me weird) said...

Pass the butt, that's a good one! Thanks for playing!

Alison said...

I like that one!!! enjoy your trip to disney!!

Pamela said...

ooooooooh.... this one will get some google hits. ha ha.

ChrisB said...

The river running green is a novel idea!!

Hootin' Anni said...

I like you got me wandering if your butt is creamy and lightly salted!!!! [sorry, couldn't resist]

-Ann said...

Lived in Chicago for nearly 10 years and I never understood the dyeing the river thing. I mean, it's already pretty darn green the other 364 days of the year. I just don't see why they bother.

lisa marie said...

That is really funny! I'll take a little butt with my bread please. :) I wonder why they developed a butter fetish for a while?

Chrys said...

too funny, Spencer couldn't say the word fart so he would say I sharted. sadly, when you get older, it really is a combo of a SHART! LOL, he would also say lets shawee the car, meaning get a car wash. I think everyone who has had a toddler knows what color lollo is.

Karmyn R said...

Pass the Butt would NOT be a good thing to say at my house - I can fortell just what types of things would be said afterwards.

Faye said...

That's just the shorthand silliness that kids would delight in. Who can resist a litt B-U-T-T on their bread?

Sayre said...

My son would LOVE that!

JanMary said...

Great stories.

Happy St Patricks Day (for yesterday) from N Ireland!

IamwhoIam said...

Fun how these things start.

Laura McIntyre said...

LOL I love it, my two year old is obsessed with butter and have found her and a tub and spoon a few times .

Aoj & The Lurchers said...

A river dyed green? Good grief!