Sunday, January 9, 2011

New Slang/Obsession

Since we moved the kids have added a new slang word to their vocabulary.  It makes no sense at all and drives me crazy when they constantly say it.  You'll never guess what it is so I'll just tell you.  Steve.  Variations include Stevette and Stevie.  Like I said it makes no sense.  And it doesn't even mean anything.

I think it all started with the "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs" movie.  The monkey's name is Steve.  One of our neighbors is named Steve too.  They say this word/name about 100 times a day, but it feels like a million.  They call each other Steve.  They chant Steve.  They name their stuffed animals Steve.  They also say Steve in many different voices.  At one point I was so fed up I told them if they said it any more I would put pepper on their tongues.  That slowed it down for a while but somehow Steve has made a come back.  I found evidence of that last night on the basement floor.


This name is going to haunt me for a long time.  I hope I'll be able to tune it out, eventually.

Contest Update: We are down one contestant.  Knowing my children I would have guessed she'd be the first to go.  The bad part is the "mess" was only a few things she left laying around.  If only she would have gotten up to check her room before the inspection like I suggested.

I'm having a hard time typing this because I have tears running down my face.  The kids don't have school tomorrow.  Now I don't get to volunteer at the library but on the bright side I get to sleep in.

1 comment:

Janel said...

Steve! That's really funny, but I can see how that could drive you crazy. Eliza got in a dog phase where she would only bark, for days at a time, too. Gets old really, really fast. I should have tried the pepper threat.