One of Lucy's favorite new games is "What's this?" and "What's that?" Which sounds like "Da Tisch!" and "auh dasch!" She may have been German in a previous life. I keep expecting her to channel it and come out with "H r AUF bitte!"
She has some amazing stamina for the "Auh dasch!" game and, I'd like to think, is tireless in her thirst for knowledge. Too bad she got stuck with me for a mommy.
We were at the grocery store the other day and she kept asking "Auh dasch!" And for a while I answered her "Apples!" or "Fruit!" or "Lettuce!" (I'm going to go ahead and let you believe that we spend a lot of time in the produce section buying and consuming the healthiest of foods). But I soon bored of it, and I didn't want to spend the entire time announcing everything I was putting into my cart.
For a while I made up stuff. Or maybe I just translated it into her language. "It's a puggerba." "Boggerbu." "Nanerfuh." Thinking that she'd tire of it eventually. She didn't.
I resorted to:
"That's also cheese."
I'm pretty sure I'm about to get an award for my great and good work with this child.