Harper has settled into some phrases in her 4 3/4 years (and she'll say "I'm 4 and 3/4" because she cannot wait to be 5!). My favorite is when she is telling a story and she starts with "One time ago" as in "One time ago, we went to the big trees and I climbed a rock!" or "One time ago, Ethan made me laugh at school."
She says "alligator" for elevator, which is charming, but I know won't last long.
She says "Surprise" for dessert. Which is my unintentional doing. When she was late 1ish and 2ish and eating in a more grown up style, I would say after dinner "Do you want a surprise?" because dessert was a whole new concept. She took that to mean surprise = dessert. Even cuter back then, she would pronounce it "soapy prize". I was hoping that would stick, but alas, no. Now she also days dessert, but still will say while standing in front of the freezer "Papa, do you want a surprise?"
The other day, out of the blue (well, out of the blue to me) she was getting her shoes and said, "This is ridiculous!" I had never heard her use that word before! Cracked me up.
My parenting win moment:
The Scene: Dinner
Harper: Mama, I want more mac and cheese.
Me: There is no more mac and cheese.
Harper: But I want more!
Me: I know, but there isn't any. You can have more rice or green beans.
Harper: Okay. I'll have green beans.
This has been another installment of "Things Harper Says."