IJ is nearly seven, and according to her thinking, she is now a grown-up. She also thinks she is in charge.
I have noticed in recent weeks some slight changes to her vocabulary, some quite cute, some actually quite rude.
So I present, the language of one seven year old and, I know for a fact, her equally 'grown-up' best friend:
Snuggle-cuddle: a warm, embracing cuddle. Nice.
Loser: Me when I don't allow her to eat chocolate all day. This word has subsequently been banned.
Grandpas-Grannies: A single word to refer to both my parents. Cute.
Boss-pants: Bossy people, or me when it is her bedtime. Repeated often.
Strop-ster: Someone in a mad mood. Said to me often.
Grump-ster: Someone in a grumpy mood. Ditto the above.
Why you're strops?: Translated means 'Why are you in a bad mood?' Said by both of us.
Smelly-boys: All boys, apparently. This has not come from me.
Sexy: Self-explanatory and partly the fault of exposure to a Girls Aloud song. A word we are in the process of discussing. Highly inappropriate.
Clippity-clop shoes: Shoes that make a sound when you walk, tend to have a heel. She wants a pair but isn't allowed.
Thank you very much: This sentence has been heard on occasions. Still rare.
The following aren't new, they have been used for a very long time:
Why do I have to go to bed? Why can't I eat pudding first? Why do I have to go to school?
You get the picture.