On Saturday, we went to our favorite breakfast place for the usual grub. Brian normally works on Saturdays but was able to join Liz and I this morning before heading to physical therapy for his knee.
Liz always gets the kids breakfast combo and I get an adult meal that comes with hash browns. I always give her half because her meal comes without.
I've taken to that habit of often putting a cute, "ie" at the end of words when I talk with Liz. I know this can be irritating but sometimes it works. For instance, when she wants us to rub her back, she calls it "backie" and we do too.
Then, there's also "bathie" and "scratchies."
So, you'll understand why it didn't seem like a big deal for me to say to Liz at breakfast on Saturday: "Would you like more Hash Brownies?"
Brian turned to me and said: "Do you realize what you just said?"
I didn't think I had to explain it to him. He'd been guilty of adding an "ie" on occasion as well.
But still, I said: "Oh, you know, I was doing that cute thing where I add "ies" to the item. Instead of hash browns. It becomes hash brownies.
Brian's response: "You just asked our child if she wants HASH BROWNIES."
Oops. So, perhaps the cute "ie" rule can't be used for all items.
Of course, she didn't notice anything.
And, hopefully, she'll read this post in 25 years and say: "Mom, what are hash brownies?"
Well, at least I can hope.
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