04-02-2017 03:04 PM - last edited on 04-03-2017 01:44 PM by Ngaio-RO
This is just a bit of silly fun.
Does your family use words or phrases that a family member has made up?
We have a few! These are the two terms in my head at the moment. Mine is first, as I feel it is particularly relevant to raising our young people.
Paediocracy - an all encompassing term for the 'extraordinary' thought processes and behaviours of our youth. You know, the one's that leave you speechless momentarily, or wondering in what realm of reality our kids are living in at that moment.
My favourite of Dad's that our whole family uses:
Roaring Pyakka - a diagnosis of any unexplained pain or illness. Advised treatment if on a limb or extremity - removal of limb. It's a very grave illness to have!
Roaring Pyakka has been the most diagnosed 'illness' in our family over my lifetime, but particlularly prevalent as kids and teens! The kids now roll their eyes and moan and groan and have a giggle.
Let us know what words or phrases your family has added to the dictionary!
04-03-2017 11:05 AM
Love it @taokat And stealing Paediocracy!
The two we have that get walked out at least once a week is:
"that's a bit how's your father."
"get out of town." with the immediate response "no YOU get out of town."
I also torture my kids when they say "you know what" by saying "you're mad and I'm not?"
Which is hilarious to me because my mum did that to me and I thought she was the lamest human IN THE WORLD!
And @taokat I'm crowning you Ruler of The Chill Out Space!
04-03-2017 01:11 PM
04-03-2017 01:43 PM
Haha @Serapis22 Handle the jandal is awesome.
Do you think the Aussies here will know what a jandal is?
04-03-2017 02:13 PM
04-03-2017 04:17 PM
That's very funny @Serapis22
Anytime you want to start a post about cultural differences, that would be amazing.
I'd love to hear how the Maori culture differs from others when it comes to parenting etc.
04-06-2017 06:01 PM
Love the responses! @Ngaio-RO, my mum used to say the 'guess what? you're mad and I'm not' too! A good bit of fun!
Yes, please use paediocracy! Lol. So relatable when parenting!
And thank you, I'll wear the crown with pride!
@Serapis22, 'handle the jandal' is great! I haven't heard that before. I might break that one out at home myself!
04-06-2017 07:59 PM
04-07-2017 01:42 PM
Haha that's awesome @Big_Crab It's so great torturing the kids with all the terrible Dad jokes my parents tortured me with.
Our version of your one is when the kids say "I'm hungry." I say "Hi hungry, I'm mum." So lame. So great.
Glad you're keen to take it on @taokat I have your first mission for you!
04-07-2017 02:52 PM