Tea Time

Every child always brings with it a few words or phrases that end up becoming a permanent part of our day to day verbiage. Even now, after six years, we still use Jackson’s ‘nack for snack and staw-bappys for strawberries.
Eli has not only provided the adorable  terr-stee for thirsty and  tookie for cookie but there is also one of my faves:  teek-a-boo.  Beyond his baby phrasing is that sometimes he uses a British accent. We aren’t sure where this popped up but it is heart-melting. He will pronounce his “no” with such a pronounced N and extreme pursed lip that it has a few added syllables and is all UK. When he couples that with “I don’t!” I start to put the kettle on for some afternoon tea.


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