Something I Forgot in Last Night’s Post

June 14

Something I Forgot in Last Night’s Post

After having a fun, successful evening out of the house, there is nothing like coming home to a chorus of little kid voices (even though they should have been asleep by then) floating down the stairs to you:

“Hello Twinkle Toes!”

“Hello Twinkle Toes!”

Yes, that is how the two youngest greeted me when they heard the front door open and heard me enter, all grunting and puffing under the weight of the ten bagillion things I was trying to haul into the house all at once.

This Twinkle Toes stuff started Monday.  McH and the girls were at their martial arts classes so Tank Boy and I headed to the grocery store.  As I am pushing the cart, grabbing groceries, and he is trying his hardest to be a “duper duper good boy” so he can get M&Ms, he suddenly starts calling me Twinkle Toes and laughing uproariously (as did I, though probably not uproariously).

“Where did you hear that?  Who says Twinkle Toes?”  I asked.  “Daddy?”

“Ummmm . . .” he thinks for a moment.  “Yeah.”

Highly unlikely.

“Do you have a movie where someone says Twinkle Toes?” I ask.

“Ummmm . . . yeah.”

Right, so he’s going to agree with anything.  I’m thinking I could ask him if cloud people came down from the sky and called him Twinkle Toes and he’d say, “Ummm . . . yeah.”

But then, all on his own, he tells me, “In my Thomas movie, Diesel say Twinkle Toes.”

“A diesel says Twinkle Toes in your new Tomas movie?” I ask.

“Yeah, yeah!” and he launches into an explanation/description which is only partly intelligible.

It was, quite truthfully, fun.  There I was, doing my grocery shopping, being called Twinkle Toes, and having an honest to goodness conversation with the two-year-old who is not nearly as conversational as I’m used to two-year-olds being.  It was fun.

Now Twinkle Toes seems to have stuck.  At least for the time being.

And George, if you’re out there, Tewt the Newt says hello.

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