When you want to say ‘thank you,’ its okay to shorten it to just “Thank.” No, that’s not a typo. Drop that ‘s.’

When you burp, say “Oh goodness, so sorry.”

When you want to give or receive a hug, just say “Give a Squeeze!”

When you pull up to the corner of Shawnee Mission Parkway and Nall, the scene of a relatively minor (really, it was SO minor) accident, remind your mommy again that this is where she ‘hurt that car.’

If you see a bus, and you will see many on your drive in to daycare, you MUST make your mommy sing “The Wheels on the Bus.” This is nonnegotiable, and must be repeated for each new bus sighting. The fact that there is a particularly interesting story on NPR this morning or that maybe Mommy just has a bit of bus-fatigue is irrelevant. Her suggestion that you sing with her is outrageous. As if you would ever…

If your sister is singing, and you want her to stop, demand that she ‘stop cryin”

Conversely, if your sister is not singing and you want her to start, say, ‘Sissy, twinkle!’ Maintain an unshakable belief at all times that the adults around you will understand what this means. If they don’t get it the first time, say it louder.


About Shannon K.

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2 Responses to Peanut-isms

  1. Judy Hilton says:

    For the smile of the day…”thank”.

  2. Kristin Benjamin says:

    You may have to choose another route that avoids that “really minor accident” location. So funny!! With a memory like that she’ll make a perfect woman. BTW your brothers called me Krisman I believe. And long ago Sean wrote me a nice note w/”Dear Aunt Krist.” I rather fancy that allusion.

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