Monthly Archives: April 2013

[daily life] language

“Mom, what’s go on here?  What’s go on?”  -Big Ive 04.04.2013
What’s going on here?  Said with her hands on her hips and a very stern face.

::big yawn:: “I still tired.”  -Big Ive 04.04.2013  She says this every time she yawns.  I think it’s cute.  She thinks yawning is the same as being tired.

Meeyap. -Little E 08.04.2013
Lap

“Mocha (something).” -Little E This is her version of the German word möchte meaning ‘I would like’.  It sounds like she’s ordering a coffee drink along with an object.  :)

“You always make my sad, Mom.” -Big Ive 13.04.2013
You always make me sad, Mom.  She said this after I told her to clean up her Legos.

Big Ive was playing with our travel Scrabble game, snapping the letter tiles onto the board.  She came across one of the blank tiles and had to bring it over to me saying it didn’t have a letter on it.  She thought it was not supposed to go in the game because she left it sitting the the shelf when she resumed her playing.  Once she got a large rectangle of letters onto the board she exclaimed to me that she was done.  20.04.2013

Big Ive-isms on the subject of her upcoming 3rd birthday (mostly all said on 09.04.2013, the day before her birthday)

“I wanna open my birthday.”
I want to open my birthday presents.

“I have a flower birthday.  I have a polka aught birthday.  Another one polka aught birthday. Und I have a fish birthday!”
I have a flower birthday present, a polka dot present, another polka dot present and a fish present!  (I had wrapped and placed a few more after she went to bed so she was super excited about all of the presents on top of the bookshelf.)

Me: “What do you do on your birthday, Big Ive?”
Big Ive: “I open my BIRTHDAY!” (I open my birthday presents!)

“I want my birthday.”
I think she’s saying she wants her presents because she doesn’t seem to understand that a whole day is her birthday, not just the presents.

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Big Ive’s 3rd Birthday

Today, Big Ive turned 3.

[daily life] language

“I ‘member baby fwogs in da office, Mamma.  Swim! I lub a swim in da office.  Krocodiles, Mommy.  Where da Krocodiles?” -Big Ive 27.02.2013
This was said after asking what an illustration for a tadpole was.  Krocodile is the combination of the English and German words for crocodile/Krokodil.

“It’s beautiful outside.  Look at all the colors in the sky.” -Big Ive 16.02.2013
This was said while we were driving in thick fog with lots of snow on the ground.

“See all da skofe comin’ off da cookie?  See all da skofe?  Burns myself.  I have ahtch out.” -Big Ive 22.02.2013
See all of the steam (hers is a mixture of ‘smoke’ and ‘steam’) coming off of the cookie?  See all of the steam?  It’ll burn me.  I have to watch out.

“Mamma, stay you eyes out.” -Big Ive 22.02.2013  This was directed at me when she was sitting on the toilet and I was standing in the bathroom waiting for her to finish.  Apparently she needs her privacy when doing her jobs.

“She’s a licah nady.” -Big Ive 22.02.2013
She’s a nice lady.  ::  It took her a few times of throwing this one out of her mouth before we could understand what was being said.  This is for Ms. Mary, our friend from church.

“Big Ive’s busy.” -Big Ive 22.02.2013
Big Ive is dizzy.  (after spinning in the living room with dad)

“I like balsamic, Mamma.” -Big Ive 23.02.2013

Lavendader (lavender) -Big Ive 24.02.2013

Little E was ‘reading’ a book.  When she closed it she said, “Amen.” 25.02.2013

“Birds da not get da Lawlix.” -Big Ive 04.03.2013
She was commenting on the birds flying away from the lion character, Alex, on Madagascar III.

“I wanna play ball soccer, Momma.  I wanna play ball soccer.  Ball soccer.”  -Big Ive 04.03.2013
I wanna play with the soccer ball.  I wanna play soccer.

“We don’t hit people with cows.” -Big Ive 05.03.2013  Said with a very straight face.  While holding a toy cow.

“Twelve. Thirteen. Fourteen. Eleventeen.” -Big Ive 06.03.2013

“Eleven.  EE-twelve.  EE-thirteen.  Eleven.” -Big Ive, on the walk home from Kindergarten afternoon of 06.03.2013

“Big Ive, what do you think I got at the store today?”
“Chocolate.”
“Nope. Try again.”
“Peanuts.”
“Nope.”
“Watermelon.” -Big Ive 11.03.2013

“Alright! Beer!” -Little E 11.03.2013  Said as LOML was bringing a case of beer into the house.

“Ring around the rosie, pocket on da tuna, atches atches, all fall down! That’s all it’s about!” -Big Ive 12.03.2013

“I wanna sing you another book.” -Big Ive 13.03.2013

“Where my fasipier, Mamma?” -Big Ive 25.03.2013
Where’s my pacifier?

“The floor get me wif my head!” -Big Ive 25.03.2013
She was playing with some boxes and feel down hitting her head on the floor.

“I wanna full of chocolate on a spoon, Mamma.” -Big Ive 27.03.2013
I want a spoon full of chocolate cookie dough, Mom.

“I want ___________ mag.  I want __________ mag.”  -Big Ive 01.04.2013
Fill in the blank with whatever it was she wanted — me, a drink, a toy, etc.  Mag is a conjugated form of the “to want” verb.  So she was saying “I want ________ I want”.

“Mochte kiss, Mamma?  Mochte kiss?” -Big Ive 02.04.2013  [Mochte is pronounced mosh-tuh, with the o like oats.]
Would you like a kiss, Mamma?  —  This one is interesting because she use the “I would like” conjugation of this verb and not the “you would like”.  She’s starting to put them together, though.  It’s a good thing I know a little about German because I would have absolutely no idea what she was saying otherwise.

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