Friday, January 23, 2009
Better than Peanuts!
Josie is trying really hard to understand the positions of different people in her family. Yesterday she was trying to explain to me that since my mother, Lisa, is my mommy than she should be her (Josie's) mommy, too. I tried to tell her that no, I was Lisa's baby and since Josie is my baby than my mommy is her Grammy. Well, that of course, sent her off on a tangent. She started talking about babies and how her mommy went to the hospital to have a baby. She said, "My mommy had a baby at the hospital. He is baby Carson. Baby Carson came home from the hospital and he had a nut." Well, I am fairly certain I have never used that word as a slang term around her so I was hoping she was just confused. I asked her to repeat herself. She said, "When Carson was a tiny baby he came home and he had a nut." I was really confused then. I asked to repeat herself one more time and she said in exasperation, "Mommy, Carson had a BELLY nut!" Oh! I get it -you know- everybody has a belly-nut, or as most of us call it a belly button! I guess that is probably the best kind of nut!