Kidisms: A Happy Heart


When you have kids, you coin all sorts of new phrases for your family.

Cute things that they say, misprounounce or can only explain with the simplest--and often most accurate--of words.  Siblings and relatives earn nicknames that children make when they're little often stick around for years, if not for life.  Mispronounciations become the new normal.

Like last year when Ty referred to cursive writing as cursula when a little girl he was sweet on taught him how to write some letters in "cursula".

Or my nephew referring to dinosaurs as "saurie".  That's now what they are.  And they probably will still be "sauries" when he's old enough to beg us to quit calling them that!

One of my favorite phrases Ty has given me is one that he told me when he wasn't even 2 years old yet.  We had barely lived in our own house, just the two of us, for a few months and in a sweet moment with him he looked up at me and told me "You make my heart happy."

Of course I melted all over the floor and vowed to remember that forever.

I have my "Tyisms" tab on this blog just for such things like that.  The little things he says that I want to always remember.

But that one phrase has always stuck with me.  What a perfectly simple way to explain how love feels.

What's your favorite "kidism" and why?
Ashley Wife & Mom

Ashley is a thirty-something wife and mother of two boys. She enjoys spending time with her family, as well as reading and decorating their home. Her blogging adventures began in 2006 as a single mother and have carried on through marriage and a new life with a husband, a ten-year-old, and an infant.