The other night Hubby made quesadillas for dinner. The Munchkin, who loves grilled cheese, was balking at this new and unknown food, right up until I called it a Moon Cheese Sandwich. It was big and round like the moon - and the extra cheese shreds we told him were Moon Sprinkles.
I wonder how long it will be before these are "quesadillas" again - I can just imagine the Munchkin as a teenager asking us for Moon Cheese Sandwiches for dinner.
There are some other phrases we've established around our household.
Dip Dip Dip Dip is anything in a little dish, like salad dressing or yogurt, for the Munchkin to dip things in.
We have Big Engines (Dupl0), Small Engines (Take Along Thomas) and Soft Engines (magnetic)
The village truck that comes through to grind up brush and branches is the Christmas Tree Truck.
I know there are more - they are just not coming to mind right now...
I do remember some other "family-isms" from my childhood. All three of these happen to be courtesy of Brother Rick - Number 5 of 6 and just 3 years older than me.
The Ding Ding Ding Ding was the railroad crossing.
Beemers were fingers.
The Buttaboom was the well driller.
And you already know about "Fujicles"
Oh and Tickle Bumps are those quick little rises in the road that leave your stomach at the top even as the car goes back down. Lots of those in West Virginia where Sister Terri used to live.
Any peculiar family phrases in your vocabulary?
Update: other 'isms' via email and IM from family.. woolbozer, Dai-Um (William), Terri's angels 'Gardi' and 'Dear' (one sat on each shoulder)