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Parentese: It’s a Whole New Language

Parentese – The things that parents say that normal people (with no kids) would never understand. Also known as Mominitions. Examples:

Blackyblue – The invisible bruise that a child gets whenever someone mentions a black and blue mark.

Grandma, see the blackyblue on my leg?

Booty check – Feeling a diaper to see whether or not it's full of poop.

I smell something rank, so I'm going to do a booty check.

Octocling – The feeling that your child has eight (or more!) arms, all gripping you at the same time to prevent you from putting her down. Similar to orangatang grip.

Enough with the octopus cling, you don't have to sit on the horse.

Piggy rings The rubber bands that hold a toddler's piggy tails together.

Where are the piggy rings? I need to get Grace's hair out of her eyes.

Poop gas – Pass gas, fart.

Momma: Grace, does your diaper need changed? You're stinky.

Grace: No, Momma. I pooped gas.

SeapingSleeping that occurs in the car seat, just as the car pulls into the destination.

I postponed my entrance to Walmart so Grace could finish her seaping.

Feeling inspired? Check out more Momfinitions at ParentsConnect.com and then come back and leave your own definitions in the comments.

Need some encouragement? How about a giveaway?

I happen to have 5 coupons for free Clorox Disinfecting Wipes in the new decorator containers (value up to $27.45) , and I'll send them to one lucky reader (selected by Random.org) who posts a Mominition in the comments.

To enter: Leave a comment with your own Mominition. You can leave as many Mominitions as you want, as long as they're all different.

For extra entries:

You must leave at least one Mominition in order to do the extra entries below.

  1. Tweet about this giveaway and leave the URL for the Tweet in the comments. You may do this daily.
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  3. Stumble this post and report it in the comments.
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  5. Fave Feels like Home on Technorati and report it in a comment, including your Technorati username.

Hurry! I'll use Random.org to choose a winner some time after 9:00 pm on July 22, 2009.

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36 thoughts on “Parentese: It’s a Whole New Language”

  1. Butt Sniffing

    Smelling baby’s butt to see if there is poop. Sometimes done in conjunction with a booty check.
    .-= Halala Mama´s last blog ..Baby’s First….Wordless Wednesday? =-.

  2. It’s funny how they create their own language.
    Know that I mean nothing ugly by this, but I have to disagree with you slightly on your statement…”The things that parents say that normal people (with no kids) would never understand”

    1. normal people (with no kids) are just as “normal” as those with kids.

    2. even those who do not have children can understand some of the lingo; society now days bombards us with language that is less than correct. So those with and without children are immersed in it to some degree.
    .-= Mrs. M´s last blog ..True Love =-.

  3. It’s funny how they create their own language.
    Know that I mean nothing ugly by this, but I have to disagree with you slightly on your statement…”The things that parents say that normal people (with no kids) would never understand”

    1. normal people (with no kids) are just as “normal” as those with kids.

    2. even those who do not have children can understand some of the lingo; society now days bombards us with language that is less than correct. So those with and without children are immersed in it to some degree.
    .-= Mrs. M´s last blog ..True Love =-.

  4. Butt Sniffing

    Smelling baby’s butt to see if there is poop. Sometimes done in conjunction with a booty check.
    .-= Halala Mama´s last blog ..Baby’s First….Wordless Wednesday? =-.

  5. What a fun post!
    Here is my entry:

    flippy-floppy: the shoes that Grace wears to the beach and for swimming. They are like flip flops, but they also have a heal strap. “Flippy-floppy, Mommy. I want to wear flippy-floppies!”

    bur: Grace’s word for her pacifier (which, YES, she is still using at times. shame…shame…)

    pee pee-potty: This is what Grace says when she needs to pee or poop in her potty chair.

  6. What a fun post!
    Here is my entry:

    flippy-floppy: the shoes that Grace wears to the beach and for swimming. They are like flip flops, but they also have a heal strap. “Flippy-floppy, Mommy. I want to wear flippy-floppies!”

    bur: Grace’s word for her pacifier (which, YES, she is still using at times. shame…shame…)

    pee pee-potty: This is what Grace says when she needs to pee or poop in her potty chair.

  7. Da Do – what Matilda calls her binky (because when we used to give it to her we said here you go)

    mycher – my highchair

  8. Da Do – what Matilda calls her binky (because when we used to give it to her we said here you go)

    mycher – my highchair

  9. Our words are PA Dutch. Which I guess means that “normal” people (LOL) can’t understand them. When I moved south, people looked at me like I was crazy.

    dootzer–pacifier

    stroobly–“your hair needs to be brushed, it’s all stroobly”

  10. Our words are PA Dutch. Which I guess means that “normal” people (LOL) can’t understand them. When I moved south, people looked at me like I was crazy.

    dootzer–pacifier

    stroobly–“your hair needs to be brushed, it’s all stroobly”

  11. Too funny Tara! Loved them all, especially the poop gas
    .-= Robyns Online World´s last blog ..Birds Eye Steamfresh Review =-.

  12. Sleep-Nuky-Need: the need to have a nuky at CRAZY hours of the night!
    .-= Cori Westphal´s last blog ..Blog Giveaways Ending 07/24/09 =-.

  13. You are in my Technorati faves: coriwestphal
    .-= Cori Westphal´s last blog ..Blog Giveaways Ending 07/24/09 =-.

  14. “FLOORIOS”- cheerios that toddlers drop all over the floor and then proceed to pick up and eat (while mom pretends not to notice).

    My daughter has consumed her share of “floorios” at different playdates!

    macd82 at gmail dot com

  15. “FLOORIOS”- cheerios that toddlers drop all over the floor and then proceed to pick up and eat (while mom pretends not to notice).

    My daughter has consumed her share of “floorios” at different playdates!

    macd82 at gmail dot com

  16. Sleep-Nuky-Need: the need to have a nuky at CRAZY hours of the night!
    .-= Cori Westphal´s last blog ..Blog Giveaways Ending 07/24/09 =-.

  17. You are in my Technorati faves: coriwestphal
    .-= Cori Westphal´s last blog ..Blog Giveaways Ending 07/24/09 =-.

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