Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Pumpkin, Pecan, Apple?

Mim finally woke up without a fever this morning, so I'm officially calling her "well". It's a nice feeling to know that both of my children are currently healthy. That should last until the weekend of the fourth of July. (We have a family camping trip planned.)

Today after the bookmobile story-time we went to visit Grandma Lilibeth, just for a chance to get away from the house for awhile. On the way, Mim was sitting in the backseat quietly and then she said,

"Mommy. Ms. Julie [the librarian] called me 'sweetie-pie' today."

(silent thought) "...but...I not a pie!"

How confusing terms of endearment must be to the little guys.


Lilibeth said...

like "pumkin" or "snookumburger"--two of my favorites.

Heather said...

In France, they use "my little cabbage head" as a term of endearment. I always thought that was strange!

I always use "honey," "punkin," and a few others. I rarely call my family members by their given name.

Qtpies7 said...

Awww! What a qtpie she is!

aftergrace said...

Terms of endearment are so hard to explain to little ones who take words so literally. Ask my children the little "sugarbuns".

JAM said...

Wow, she looks to really be growing in this photo too.

I remember being mystified as a kid when grown ups would say things like that that I had never heard before. Then I'd wait until we were at home and catch Mom or Dad alone and ask them what that person meant. I didn't understand, but I sure wanted to know.

Now I miss the "southernisms" I grew up hearing. You don't hear it much at all in Florida (it's NOT a southern place despite it's location).

A few years ago we went for a week in Atlanta, and the lady that Lovely Wife and I talked with while checking into the hotel called us "Hon", "HoneyBunch", and others just in the few minutes of checking in. I actually got tears in my eyes because it shocked me how much that kind of thing is part of a southerner's life. I've never lived anywhere but the south, so I have no idea if other places have similar terms. But like I said, I rarely hear it in Florida.