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Got 'garboflage?' Some great new parenting words for you.

kid-dictionary-vol-2Got a little press release today that made me snicker. Thought I'd share a few little gems from Eric Ruhalter, the author of The Kid Dictionary, volumes 1 and 2. See if you can fit any of these into a casual conversation:

Stocktease (n.): A child who lets you buy large quantities of their favorite food at the grocery store and then immediately decides that they don’t like it anymore.

Toyphoon (n.): Routine recreational activities of children that leave their playroom looking like it was decimated by a hurricane.

Twirple (v.): When a child playing baseball gets to third base on a hit that didn’t make it out of the infield.

Puppymoon (n.): The short period of time during which your child lives up to their promise of caring for the new pet they begged you for.

Garboflage (v.): To hide a piece of your child’s artwork under other trash in the waste basket so they don’t catch you throwing it away.

...and my personal favorite:

Woundoggle (v.): When a child pretends to be hurt after hurting someone else with hopes that it will prevent him from getting in trouble.

The book is available online; haven't seen it yet.

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