Mary is 7. She still has some cute words.
When she first came to live here, she heard me telling Jingo very casually to put his hackles down. I just kind of say it like…eh get over it! Well, on another day, I heard her in the living room doing the same. Only what she said was, “Jingo! Put your freckles down!”
She gets tongue-tied a little sometimes. Recently, she told me that S’Mores are too “Choclicky” for her. This same week, we were discussing things, and I told her that, technically she ….. She responded that, infact, techlickly I…
When going to school and camp, there are things kids need to carry with them. While everyone else has a backpack, she has a pack-pack.
We have nick-names for everyone. Hers changes, but she hasn’t really changed what she calls the dogs. She followed suit with us when it came to Spirit, who also goes by Toppy, or Topoliss (long story), or missy. Patriot is just, well, Patriot…unless he’s Mr. Mr. Then there is Jingo, who we sometimes call Jingo-bear, or at daycare he is Jingosaurous. Mary, however, calls him Mr. Jingo Pants.
I love life with a 7 yr old!