Stink bomb, stink bomb
You've got a stink bomb
Everybody loves you
but you've got a stink bomb
I was changing Dew Drop's nappy in the back of the car, entertaining him and me with a little song and dance.
The woman who caught me looked quite embarassed (for me?) but I could tell that she was going to be singing along to the song in the car as she drove off. There was something about the crooked smile she gave me that made me realise that she got it.
I have always been one for making up words (and songs), as well as adopting apt ones from others. I find situations that just don't have a word to describe them, so I either invent one, introduce the German equivalent or borrow one from someone else who has beat me to it. The stink bomb is one such example (although probably not unique).
My favourite addition to my parenting vernacular comes from my sisters. It is "parping" and it is the thing that babies do when they are hanging around, flailing their arms and legs about while lying on their backs. "How is baby X?" Me: "He's parping along on his rug". With the number of slow movers in our family, it is little wonder that we needed a name for this activity!
Breast feeding is known as "having some booz" by our family, and "boozie juice" is what breast milk was referred to. I am in the process of re-training the kids in female anatomy (partly because the Minx thinks she has a 'willy'!) because they like to talk about 'boozies' a lot in public. The obsession with breasts begins at an early age it seems.
And then there are the many names for the nappy change. Sister A used to call it "Freshening the regions", my sister-in-law, "dealing with a ponky-polecat" and me, I call it the "schlonk ponk". God only knows where any of these expressions come from, but they are regulars in our household.
What about your house? Have you got some little expressions you'd like to share?