My four year old hands me a toy.
“You push the button and blow stuff up.”
I pretend ignorance of the game, concerned about The Tackler’s fascination for exploding everything in his play. “This is my house. I don’t want to blow it up.”
He faces me. “But you can pretend to blow me.”
It was wrong, on so many levels, as I shook with silent laughter.
* * *
It is a pairing of words I never wish to hear again.
The Tackler chants them an estimated 359 times a day.
I have no idea how to make him stop and wait with bated breath over what catch phrase will fascinate him next.
Because I’m sure it will be worse.
* * *
The Tackler climbs onto my back, gripping my shoulders tight as we traverse the deep waters of the pool. He leans in placing his lips onto my upper back, as if to give me a kiss.
He blows a raspberry on me instead, resulting in the delightful sound of flatulence.
CG dubbed The Tackler his “sucker fish” after experiencing this exact scenario multiple times.
I personally think blowfish is more apt.
What things have your children said or done to make you smile?
Did your child ever have a catch phrase that drove you crazy?
Do tell. Please.