I’m a sucker for hashtags.
I know that hashtags totally confuse some people and totally irritate others, but I love them.
In the practical sense, hashtags are used to broadcast information to wider audiences on sites like Instagram and Twitter, but the reason I love them is because they take things up a notch.
For example, I might say that I’m always torn about how to spend my time when both girls are napping. To add some color to this statement I’d type it like this…
I’m always torn about how to spend my time when both girls are napping. #momproblems
See what I did there?
That hashtag (#momproblems) adds a bit of humor to what I said. This is why I love hashtags. And, if I used that tag on a site like Twitter or Instagram, you could click on it and see all of the things other people have said and tagged to #momproblems.
I’ve noticed that I’m starting to think in hashtags and I’ll admit that I’ve even had text conversations with Andy and my sister using hashtags throughout.
It’s an addiction of sorts :)
If you still have no idea what the big deal about hashtags is, I’m sorry. If you already knew what they were all about and I’ve now bored you, I’m sorry.
Grace is at an age where her communication skills are burgeoning on a daily basis. I’m continually surprised by the things she says and the new words she uses. Toddlerhood is much more fun than I imagined it would be :)
I’m absolutely terrible about keeping baby books and/or scrapbooks. I wish I disciplined myself to write everything down and store it in cute books with monthly pictures, but I just don’t.
That’s one of the reasons I’m thankful for blogging. It gives me a chance to document things that would otherwise go unrecorded.
Grace cracks us up daily with the funny things she says and this post is going to capture some of them for posterity…
When she’s all done with something (be it a meal, puzzle, game, holding baby sister, etc) she’ll say, “I’m full!” I laugh when I hear her say, “I’m full of holding baby sister!” LOL
Instead of using the pronouns “his” or “her” she uses “he’s” and “she’s”. For example she’ll talk about her doll’s dress by saying, “She’s dress is pink and she’s shoes are so pretty!” It’s so freaking cute that I can’t bring myself to correct her :)
I must give the excuse that things are “too big” or “too small” when I’m telling Grace why something can’t happen at a given moment because Grace’s reason for not eating something or wearing something or doing something is often because it’s “too big”. For example, “I can’t wear those jammies…they’re too big!” ” I can’t eat that, it’s too big!” I’ve also heard her refuse things because they are “too small” but it’s not as common as “too big”.
In the car the other day she was going on and on about a “faceball bat”.
When she see’s me working on the laptop she’ll proudly call it a “puter”.
She’s a big fan of saying that something is “ruined” if it falls or can’t be found immediately. For instance if her coloring book slides off the coffee table she’ll say, “Oh no! It’s ruined!”
Instead of saying that she doesn’t want something she’ll say she doesn’t like it. This one can be particularly offensive if you don’t understand that she just wants a break from something. If my sister comes over to babysit and Grace doesn’t want us to go out she’ll cry and say, “I don’t like TeeTee!” (that’s her name for my sister) Poor TeeTee is left thinking that Grace is being mean when in fact she just doesn’t want us to leave. Another famous one is when I’m getting ready to feed Avery and Grace doesn’t want me to she’ll shout, “I don’t like baby sister!”
One of my favorites started a while ago and actually makes more sense than the real word…Grace refers to umbrellas as “rainbrellas”. Seriously, it makes so much more sense that I may switch to saying rainbrella too!
I’ve mentioned it before, but her pronunciation of Cinderella is “Cindalella” and it melts my heart every time :)
So there you have it. Just a little sampling of #stuffgracesays