Another new thing is when they compete about something by repeatedly adding the phrase "a lot" or the word "really" into a sentence. For example, one will say "I really really really really really like cookies" and then the other will try to outdo her sister by saying "I really really really really really really like cookies". This can go on for a while. Mia likes to say "alright alright alright" and "okay okay okay" too which is so random and funny. Making up silly nicknames is also popular right now. Dado for daddy. Stellie for Stella (my brother's dog). Sweety pershmeety and deedee beneenee. They also come up with so many creative names for their dolls and toys. They name a lot of things Salla (not sure where that came from). They told me they both want to grow up and have a baby girl and these girls will be named Sara (by Alexa) and Lemon (by Mia).
Of course, now that they spend 6 hours a day at school there are all kinds of new phrases that have made their way into our house many of which I wish they would never have learned. They like poop and fart jokes now. In particular, Alexa thinks it's hilarious to say "you're a pain in the butt". They are learning to tell jokes now too but they don't completely understand the concept of there being a punchline at the end of the joke.
Mia started talking about a giant mouse that comes to visit her when she sleeps. I would be alarmed if we were not really into the Nutcracker these days. The girls' upcoming 4th birthday party is Nutcracker ballet themed (more to come on that in a future post) and they are loving the Barbie movie version of the Nutcrackers, which is all to say I think the idea of the mouse is a byproduct of that. Once Mia started this, Alexa caught on and she often talks about the giant mouse visiting in her sleep. They say he's scary and they see his shadow on the wall in their room at night. Their imaginations run wild!
|Some of the crafting I'm doing for the Nutcracker ballet party|