Proud Canadian, eh?

by DaniGirl on June 2, 2005 · 13 comments

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I’m so proud.

We were at the dinner table the other night and Tristan, in response to something I can’t now recall, said, “It’s cool, eh?”

Barely three years old, and he can “eh” in context. I’m a proud Canadian mommy.

It’s funny, my otherwise patriotic father hates that affectation in my speech. I don’t remember him correcting me as a child, but he did point it out quite a few times when as a grown up I returned home for visits. Perhaps moving to the nation’s capital is what ingrained it so deeply into my linguistic rhythms.

Speaking of endearing things my preschooler says, here’s a conversational vignette from this week that my offspring will not thank me for sharing with the Internet:

Beloved, to Tristan: Get your hand out of your diaper, I’m trying to tape it up.
Tristan: It’s mine!
Me (teasing): No, it’s mine!
Tristan: No, it’s mine. I bought it for two bucks.

Heck, if I’d known they were that cheap, I’d’ve picked one up for myself by now.

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1 nancy June 2, 2005 at 1:51 pm

LMFAO!!! That is way too cute – I am literally cracking up over here…but PLEASE ask Sir Tristan where I can also get myself one for such a good price, if only it were that easy.

2 Snack Mommy June 2, 2005 at 2:43 pm

Do they come in a variety of sizes?

3 Snack Mommy June 2, 2005 at 2:44 pm

P.S. Which Dollar store do you frequent?

4 Snack Mommy June 2, 2005 at 4:30 pm

Oh great, 16 geeks (myself included) comment on the Star Wars thread, yet only Nancy and I manage to keep the penis one alive.

5 Danigirl June 2, 2005 at 6:41 pm

LOL! Maybe the others are jealous because they paid more for theirs?
xo Danigirl, shops at the buck an inch store

6 Ktcakes! June 2, 2005 at 8:05 pm

much much more…
Rosie (almost 3)after a bath: Mommy, I have “my china” right here.
Ktcakes: hmmmm. yes, that is your “china”. You have to very gentle with it. It is very delicate, and we only take it out for very special people on very special occasions.

7 AnnaJ June 2, 2005 at 10:20 pm

LOL Dani! Tristan is just so cute, I can picture him saying it so seriously too. Sorry I wasn’t around earlier to help out on the comments 😉
Anna – thinking that is a very good price.

8 Joan June 3, 2005 at 12:18 am

My mum used to day, “but we don’t talk like that, do we, eh?”

9 Andrea June 3, 2005 at 12:18 pm

ROFL I love it.

10 Danigirl June 3, 2005 at 1:48 pm

Kate – hilarious!! I related your anecdote to Beloved and he added, “And you keep it under lock and key if you value your inheritance.”
I think he’s ready for a daughter!
And Joan, even your spelling of “mum” is Canadian in pronunciation if not spelling. Have you ever noticed that? Americans tend to draw out the word “Mawm” to our succinct “Mum”. Must be our British roots…
xo Danigirl

11 Joan June 5, 2005 at 6:26 am

It’s been handy though – living in the states now they assume all my typos are “the way they do it in Canada” not my stupidity 🙂

12 Ella June 5, 2005 at 7:08 pm

Wonderful story! And so inexpensive although I’m sure two bucks seems like a great deal of money to a preschooler.

13 Ann D June 6, 2005 at 11:41 pm

All I needed to know about sex I learned from The Mothership….

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