Favorite Katherine Sayings

Katherine says some of the greatest things, and I’m realizing that I haven’t recorded a lot of them. Before I forget them, here we go:

  • One of the cutest, and one of my favorite things, that she says is something she does each time I come home. She’ll often run up to me, wrap her arms around my legs, and say, “You came back! I knew you would!” I love it when she does that. It makes being a dad all that more important and all that more essential.
  • She mimics a lot of the songs I sing. Some of my favorites that she mimics are the chorus line from Disco Inferno (she says, “Baby burn! Baby burn! Disco porno!”), the climax from Phantom of the Opera, Bleeding Love by Leona Lewis, and so on. Judging by the music she mimics, it is readily apparent that I was born about 20 years too late to catch my particular genres.
  • Dave swear words. Let me make it absolutely clear that I don’t swear. I once tried, but I kept getting my “damns” and “hells” mixed up. Besides, I have yet to see any productive use come out of bad language. That being said, I have my own favorite personalized words that I use. Nothing will ever top the time that Katherine, whom I was teasing at the time, looked sternly at me and simple said, “Dude.” Or there is the time she called me a “Goober Beavis.” And the time she told me she was going to “bomb your house!” We’ll try to fix that last one before she starts school.
  • Let us not forget the time that I was sitting on our bar stool in the kitchen and Katherine came up to me, looked at me, looked at the stool, and looked back at me. Then she said, like only a four-year-old can, “Daddy, you can’t sit on that chair. Your bum’s too big.” Thanks. Really.
  • And then there was the time where she was wearing a dress with a fairly rough piece of fabric on the chest. That night, she asked if she could call Grandma, and when grandma picked up, Katherine proudly announced, “Grandma! My nipples hurt.”
  • Or the time when Myron was crying because he was hungry, and Katherine said, “I’m sorry, Myron. I can’t feed you because I don’t have big boobs like mommy.”
  • She once mentioned to both Courtney and I that Myron was “our child” meaning a product of the three of us as opposed to her brother.
  • And of course, the made up words like Skinnies, the blocks in Mario Kart that smash your car flat.

Well, break is over, and that’s all I could think of off the top of my head. I’m realizing that I need to record some of these things to make sure that I remember them. Not all of them are the classic things that make your heart melt (like the time she crawled in my lap and said, “You’re my daddy.”), but they still make me smile.

I was noticing this morning that she’s getting big, and it won’t be long before my little girl ain’t so little anymore. 😦

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2 Responses to Favorite Katherine Sayings

  1. Laura G says:

    “Besides, I have yet to see any productive use come out of bad language.”

    Actually… there is a small one, though it’s up to you if it’s worth it. But a pretty decent study has shown that letting one slip when you’re in physical pain actually helps alleviate that pain in the short term. Apparently naughty words use a different part of our brain than normal words, or something (I don’t understand neurology!). I imagine regular swearing would cause someone to build up a tolerance to that effect, though, so even if you’re gonna do it, do it sparingly!

    Ah, here it is…
    http://journals.lww.com/neuroreport/Abstract/2009/08050/Swearing_as_a_response_to_pain.4.aspx

  2. nosurfgirl says:

    LOOOOVE it. Especially the made up swearwords. My little 18 month old was fake-swearing up a blue streak the entire time the in-laws watched them, according to my father-in-law. He said he was wheeling a shopping cart down the aisle in the grocery store and my little boy became so foul he steered purposefully away from other shoppers.

    The problem is, before they can pronounce faux swear words and other words properly, the fake words sound a heckuva lot like the real thing.

    But I admit, I giggle each time he puts his fist in the air and says “Dang It!” especially if it’s in response to something like his asking me for candy and me saying no.

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