Babyslang Transient Witticisms

Transient Witticisms: Big men knowin’ some stuff

  • M: “Finny, you are my sunshine.”
    F: “Yeah, and the Lego chopper pilots are *my* sunshine!”
  • Big guys:
    • Finn notices me dawdling on Twitter. “Time for you to hit the shower, Big Man!” he declares.
    • Finn, to Margot’s six-foot-four dad: “Grandpa, when you grow up, you’ll be as tall as a GIANT!!”
    • “I moved Henry’s fragile truck,” Finn tells me from the couch, “so you wouldn’t shatter it with your big ol’ Dad-O butt.” #verbatim
  • “I’m Captain Sully, Dad-O,” Finn advises me from the jungle gym. “I’m watching out for birds so we don’t end up in the Hudson!”
  • Finn’s taken to telling me bedtime stories, then wrapping up with “And THAT, my Dad-O, is the end of that!”
  • Rebuffed by Margot at the park, Finn tells us, “Well, I’m not gonna deal with a person who doesn’t ride the roller coaster!”
  • Bird-like bits:
    • “Dad-O, I found you a new pecker!” declares Finn, brandishing a stick (y’know, for peck-peck-pecking). Sometimes I sure love my life. đŸ™‚
    • After “pecking” the boys with a stick, I discarded it in the driveway. “Oh no, Dad-O,” said Finn, “Don’t let the Ocho run over your pecker!”
  • “Yeah, I know you have to get money to pay for things–like the gazebo.” — Finn, mourning our return to work.

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