Parentese – The things that parents say that normal people (with no kids) would never understand. Also known as Mominitions. Examples:
Blackyblue – The invisible bruise that a child gets whenever someone mentions a black and blue mark.
Grandma, see the blackyblue on my leg?
Booty check – Feeling a diaper to see whether or not it’s full of poop.
I smell something rank, so I’m going to do a booty check.
Octocling – The feeling that your child has eight (or more!) arms, all gripping you at the same time to prevent you from putting her down. Similar to orangatang grip.
Enough with the octopus cling, you don’t have to sit on the horse.
Piggy rings – The rubber bands that hold a toddler’s piggy tails together.
Where are the piggy rings? I need to get Grace’s hair out of her eyes.
Poop gas – Pass gas, fart.
Momma: Grace, does your diaper need changed? You’re stinky.
Grace: No, Momma. I pooped gas.
Seaping – Sleeping that occurs in the car seat, just as the car pulls into the destination.
I postponed my entrance to Walmart so Grace could finish her seaping.
Feeling inspired? Check out more Momfinitions at ParentsConnect.com and then come back and leave your own definitions in the comments.
Need some encouragement? How about a giveaway?
I happen to have 5 coupons for free Clorox Disinfecting Wipes in the new decorator containers (value up to $27.45) , and I’ll send them to one lucky reader (selected by Random.org) who posts a Mominition in the comments.
To enter: Leave a comment with your own Mominition. You can leave as many Mominitions as you want, as long as they’re all different.
For extra entries:
You must leave at least one Mominition in order to do the extra entries below.
- Tweet about this giveaway and leave the URL for the Tweet in the comments. You may do this daily.
- Post my button on your sidebar. Report the URL for your site in a comment.
- Stumble this post and report it in the comments.
- Subscribe to the Feels like Home Recommends and/or Feels like Home main feed and report it in a comment.
- Fave Feels like Home on Technorati and report it in a comment, including your Technorati username.
Hurry! Iâ€™ll use Random.org to choose a winner some time after 9:00 pm on July 22, 2009.
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