Ellie-isms & Zach Attacks: January 09

Blame it on Ruthie dying or me switching websites, but I can’t find a complete list of kid quotes for January.  Here is an abridged version including some additions to our family dictionary.


Ellie: (sung to the tune of “Deep and Wide”) Brush your teeth. Brush your teeth. Brush your teeth every day. If you don’t, you won’t die but you’ll have to go to the dentist!”

Zach: (This was after being told to put away the toys in his room.) “Um, Mom? I’m Zach. Did you forget? I’m not a cleaning boy; I’m Zach.”


Dictionary Additions:

Postibull: This can mean either “possible” or “hospital” depending on the context. For example, “Mama, I don’t think it’s postibull for us to go to the postibull today.”

Good Five: High-five, often encouraged after someone has completed a job successfully. “Mama, I put away my toys. Come give me a good five!”

Bungled: This means a connection or the past tense act of connecting, usually in reference to trains (Thomas and Friends). For example, “Thomas and James bungled up to the troublesome trucks.”

Boing off: A verb, this phrase means to jump. “Mama, I want to boing off myself.” In other words, don’t help me jump. It can also be followed by a direct object, like this: “Ellie, let’s go boing off the couch. Shhh … don’t tell Mommy!”

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