Friday, July 26, 2013

In Which I Learn Some New Vocabulary

The other night, Baby Badass was sitting on my lap while we watched something on TV. I was looking at my phone, reading some news article about the Royal Baby's car seat being named something really pretentious, when all of a sudden my daughter started crying. I look over at her, and she's got a decent sized booger boulder dripping out of her nose.

"Nose towel," she cried. "I need nose towel!"

The Boss and I share a look while trying not to laugh. While we have our share of nicknames for things around the house that are easier for Baby Badass to say, we have never called tissues "nose towels", nor have I ever heard of them being called that before. 

"Do you mean tissues?" asks my wife. "Do you need a tissue?"

"Yeah," Baby Badass replies, nodding. "Nose towel."

She knows the right word for tissues and asks for them correctly all the time, but she apparently has her dad's flair for creativity. As for me, I think she might be onto something. 

From now on, I'm going to refer to toilet paper as "ass towels".

Have a good weekend, everyone.


Jennifer said...

That definitely perked up my afternoon! Thanks.

kristinalead said...

At least she's giving you something to work with: my four-year-old still points and grunts, saying very useful things like, "that" or "that way" or "that black thing", getting pissed off when ask him to descibe whatever it is a bit more.

Although he apparently has learned some larger vocab words as he was complaining at gramma's this morning, "That fucking TV keeps turning off..."

Chuck said...

You should be very proud!!! And I like "ass towels" as well. See, that the kind of update we NEED!!!!

for the love of pictures said...

And thank you for the huge TGIF laugh :) I may have to start calling my tissues nose towels just to trip people up.

N-i-c-o-l-e said...

I needed that laugh on this Monday morning. Thank you :)

Badass Geek said...

Jennifer: Glad to help.

Kristinalead: Yeah, for a while my kid was saying, "Oh, shit," when she dropped something. That was awesome.

Chuck: Proud, I am.

FTLOP: Go for it!

Nicole: You are most welcome.

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