I received this email from Eric and it was so funny I wanted to share it with you! I’m sure if you have children there has been I time when they have done something rather oddly unique you can’t quite find a word to describe it. Well Eric Ruhalter, a once Economic student at Dickinson College and current father of 3 wonderful children, has written an ENTIRE KidDictionary to help you fill in the cracks with words (he created) not currently found in a standard dictionary. Check it out!
Mothers (Fathers, teachers, etc.) need and deserve an expanded vocabulary because, as it stands, there are no words to describe many of the unique and unusual traits, behaviors and ideas they experience with children in their lives. So I, a tireless philanthropist, made words up. Check these out, From The KidDictionary: Words Parents Need To Describe Their Kids. I hope you like (and might be willing to tell someone about them.)
POODINI (poo-DEE-nee) n : A baby who has learned how to escape from their crib.
FRIENDSOMNIA (frend-SOHM-nee-uh) n : The lack of sleep that occurs at a “Sleepover.”
UPPTITUDE (UPP tih-tewd) n : The intense desire to be the one who presses the
button in an elevator.
DOMESTIC VIOLATION (doh-MESS-tik VY-o-lay-shun) v :
The potentially lethal mistake of referring to a stay-at-home mom as someone who
“does not work.”
TOYPHOON (toy-FOON) n : Routine recreational activities of children that leave their
playroom looking like it was decimated by a hurricane.
GARBOFLAGE (GAHR-boh-flaj) v : To hide a piece of your child’s artwork under other
trash in the wastebasket so they don’t catch you throwing it away.
How cute is that? I personally love the “DOMESTIC VIOLATION!” Being a stay-at-home mom is hard work and it’s the one job where you never get any time off! I know I work harder now than I did years ago when I was working full time outside my home. I get so irritated when I hear people say SAHM’s don’t really work and its something that just comes natural! What a bunch of POO! I know can tell these insensitive individuals (thanks to Eric) they have committed a “Domestic Violation!”
The KidDictionary makes an excellent gift and can be purchased at Amazon.com for just $11.95 or direct from Eric here.