Friday, January 28, 2011

New Word

I was working with Zane on a puzzle, which he seems to love these days. He was trying to put a piece of the puzzle in upside down, and was using kid logic--if it doesn't "fit", whack it a few times until it does. (which pretty much describes my dating life in college, actually. *badoom-kish!*)

"Zane, if you turn that piece the other way..." I reached for the piece. Zane snatched it away from me.

"No, Foo! I do it!" He said.

"What the heck is he saying?" I looked at my husband, who was sitting on the couch playing on his laptop. In his usual helpful manner, Larry shrugged.

Twice more, for various reasons, we heard Zane say "Foo!" After the third time, that little refrigerator light in my head clicked on.

Not "Foo!"

"Fool!" My son was calling me a fool. Using it appropriately in a sentence and everything, which would normally be celebrated a lot. We don't know where he picked this word up, but daycare seems the likely culprit.

We've tried explaining to Zane that calling someone a fool, however true it might be, is "not nice", but so far he isn't buying it. I actually kind of prefer "Foo!" to "Stoo-pid", which is what he was calling me last week. (If we're lucky, next week he'll be calling me a "cretin". I'll be happy about that one, should it occur. THAT word is on the SAT.)


  1. Cute story!
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  2. Great post. We've had the "stupid" conversation recently with Amy (my autistic daughter). I don't really like that word and prefer it when she doesn't use it.

    Have a great weekend.

  3. Sounds like a mini-Mr. T. "I pity the fool who doesn't help me with this puzzle.

  4. That's hilarious! I was definitely thinking Mr. T as well haha. It sounds like Zane & my son have the same tactic when putting together puzzles.

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  5. Toooo cute. He just has his own way of expressing himself. But, he keeps you grinning, right? New follower. Please come by and follow me back.

  6. Haha! Kids say the darndest things, right?! Mine's too young to speak yet, but can't wait for stuff like that! :) I'm a new follower from the blog hop! Hope you follow back! :)

  7. Oh my, the things kids say! :) My three year old calls my grilled cheese stoopid :( Her grandma makes much better grilled cheese apparently, haha.

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  8. Oh my, that is really funny! Foo in comparison to so many other possible words is pretty humorous! We have an eleven year old.. and its always just so fun explaining why we don't say certain words without having to fully explain WHY we don't... such as .. "that blows"! Ah!!! It never ends!

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