Monday, October 27, 2008

Family Code Words

                 Every family has at least a few "code words" of which only their immediate family understands the meaning.  Growing up, my brothers and I used phrases like "on a page" and "gundos" to define things only amongst ourselves.  
                 My own family is no different, with the kids starting to coin their own phrases that stick for better or worse.  One of my favorites is "wild penguin."  This term was originated solely by Rigdon and Livi.  It was initially just the "Penguin."  Then it evolved to "Angry Penguin" and is now "Wild Penguin."  The official position of "Wild Penguin" is pictured below.    
Recognizable when Caroline buries her chin in her chest with a slight look of distress, while avoiding eye contact and bowing her body as pictured above.  When Sara or I hear Rig or Livi yelling "Wild Penguin!! Wild Penguin!!"  It translates directly as "Get your 'mostly potty trained' daughter to a toilet ASAP!!"  Thank goodness for older siblings.    
(Fortunately this may have been the last we have seen of it, seeing that Caroline has gone by herself for the past 5 days.)

4 comments:

Leslie Kim said...

I cant stop laughing!!! That is just way too cute! i just love your kids!

Alyosha said...

The sullen penguin.

cheryl said...

You really did capture it in a kodak moment. I can attest to the validity of it because I have seen it in person. Caroline is the cutest wild penguin I have ever seen!

Romeskinner said...

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