No, not the marshmallow kind. What I'm talking about is those annoying things that come out of my oldest's mouth. He loves to yell things to bug the ever living crap out of me.
His latest favorite is PEEPS! for people.
"Let's go PEEPS!"
"I'm going out to play with my PEEPS!"
PEEPS! is always screeched. In a high, ear-splitting tone.
Anyway, I'm writing to tell you the solution should your child start such annoying behavior...
Claim the word as your own. Yes, you will sound silly. No, you do not have to screech the word even if your child does. And no, you don't have to use it in public. Although, if you find glee in embarrassing your offspring like I do, occasional public use is key.
Alex has decreed he can no longer use PEEPS! because I now use it. And I am old. And I am so, so uncool. The word is dead to him. Although occasional usage will still make him cringe.
My work here is done. Later, peeps!