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Friday, January 8, 2010

You're Never Fully Dressed Until You Look Like A Million Bucks

Children are good at pointing out to you things you may say all the time without realizing it. For example, I never noticed how often I said "Oh dear," until a sing-songy "Ah dee" popped up as a staple of Jane's just-over-a-year-old vocabulary.

The other day after Adam got dressed, he came and found me, put his hands on his hips, and queried, "Do I look like a million bucks?" And this morning after I got her dressed, Ellen started asking me repeatedly, "What I am?" It took a while for her to help me understand that the correct response to the question was "You look like a million bucks."

I'm pretty sure I picked up that one from Peter.


Anonymous said...

My husband's equivalent phrase is "You look nice." He only pulls it out for very special occasions.

I love it that your kids check with you on this. Whereas some of mine (okay, Mabel) have been known to argue that "No one but you will every notice or care about the spaghetti sauce stain covering 3/4 of the surface area of my clothing!" (Not an exact quote, but true to the spirit of her actual argument.)

hannah said...

"Oh my gosh!" "So, so true." Whenever my kids start using annoying cliches, I inevitably discover that I say them all the time without thinking about it.