It’s a real thing. Fa Ma Fog. To those of you who might not know I am recovering from our recent Gramma and Grampa Camp. However, in the time that we had our darling 2 year old grandson, he renamed us Pop Pop and Fa Ma. Hence the Fa Ma Fog. It’s real but I am digging out of it and almost back to normal brain function, whatever that is.
We learned quite a bit from our 2 year old during the span of a week. We had some really fun adventures and all in all, he did incredibly well with us. He is a good little sleeper and eater and we had no problems with those things at all. We did have to decipher some of his language but that is to be expected, right?
First up – No Dis. Probably the most often heard phrase of the time we had together. If something was not to his liking – he loudly proclaimed No Dis. Meaning – not this. I don’t like this. Not this video of Wheels on the Bus.
Straba — it took me forever to figure this one out. We were coming home from town after having lunch and playing at the playground and he plaintively kept repeating “straba, straba”. I finally got him distracted but honestly I was baffled. Until the next morning when he got up and requested it with his morning milk. Light bulb went on. Strawberry bar. His favorite snack. Ding ding ding. There was always one packed in the diaper bag going forward.
OH NO! He has been saying this for a long time and his emphatic Oh NO continues to be a favorite phrase. We were having lunch at the clubhouse grill and football was playing on one of the tv’s that he could see. Several players were on the field hurt at various times during our time there and he would zero in on that and loudly proclaim OH NO to the delight of the other patrons in the Grill. We would watch and reassure him that the player would be okay and when they got up and walked off the field he would cheer. Loudly. Adorable? Yes. Absolutely.
He is a really great mimic and would burst into song repeatedly –Jingle Bells, Wheels on the Bus ,which has been a fan favorite for a year at least, Happy Birthday, and now all the songs that the Fisher Price teapot sings. Yes, we had tea and he was really good at pouring and pretending. Some things you just know how to do, right?
So as I dig out of Fa Ma Fog and re engage with life without a 2 year old, the cats are my constant companions once again and I am back into a little bit of routine, I find myself counting the days until I see him again and can have Fa Ma Fog all over again.