Git! Excuse Me.
I mentioned a few posts ago that one of Adrianna’s new words is “Git.” Unfortunately she did learn this word from us, but it should be noted that only the dogs are ever the recipients of a “Git” when we say it. They have a bad habit of being underfoot or in prime seating areas on the couch.
Unfortunately, Adrianna still needs to learn when “Git” is okay. For instance, you can tell the dogs to “Git.” You can even tell your stuffed animals and dolls to “Git.” But you cannot tell Mommy to “Git.” Ever. Mommies don’t like to be told to “Git” by little children that they labored 24 hours over in order to bring them this world. Even if their little voice is awfully cute when they say it.
We are working on the acceptableness of “Git.” (Arguably, some may say it is never acceptable. But the dogs don’t get a vote and trying to teach Adrianna’s Daddy to no longer say it to the dogs may take some doing.) So when Adrianna tries to tell me to “Git” I calmly stand my ground and tell her, “You do not tell Mommy to ‘Git.’ You say, ‘Excuse Me.'”
She is getting better. Now I don’t even have to prompt her past the “You do not tell Mommy to ‘Git'” part before she is saying, “Shkoo-she.”