Just a few "cute-to-us" Esméisms we've enjoyed this last week from our 22-month-old miss:
"Mommy taste." This said as she tries to put her toes in my mouth during a diaper change.
"Doing?" Translated, it means "what are you doing?" and can be used multiple ways depending on the tone of voice.
"Ewwww! Hearts! My!" Said during our multiple Valentine's craft activities. She's obviously quite happy to see the hearts, but sounds totally disgusted!
"Spit out." This one is no longer quite as cute as it used to be. Miss Esmé has the habit of spitting out her food after it has been well chewed. Maybe a new weight management study? But the fact that she informs us does prove rather useful, as when she was putting away the candy conversation hearts we were using for a craft. I pointed to two candies that still needed to be boxed, but she saved me from having those slimy sweeties mixed in with the rest by informing me they were "spit out." (And no - eating the candies was NOT part of the craft exercise.)
"Nummy!" As in "Nummy food!" "Nummy truck!" "Nummy picture!" "Nummy doll!" "Nummy boy!" We finally figured out this simply means "Nice!"
"All empty!" A sweet variation on the tried-and-true "all done" phrase.
"Mommy turn!" Never one to hog some special activity, is she? So Mommy has to take turns spinning on the office chair, taking a bite of a sandwich, rocking a doll, and much much more.
Here's a shot of our doll-faced Esmé visiting her cousins' doll last week...