If you’re a Mom you have probably used “baby talk” or made up words to communicate with your kids. . I never really thought I’d be one of those “Moms” who made up words. But of course, once having kids…all things changed. Not only did I baby talk to my kids (and sometimes to adults, by mistake) I started to make up works for dirty, grime, germ infested issues around the house. This blog post is part of a paid SocialMoms and Clorox blogging program. The opinions and ideas expressed here are my own. To read more posts on this topic, click here.
Clorox® has come up with an ick-tionary made up of words from Moms who have battled with sticky situations. It’s interestingly funny, informative and pretty darn the truth! I’m sure you as a Mom (or even a Dad) has experienced many of these instances and may even have your own term for the situation.
Below are my two Clorox® Ick-tionary contributions:
: Anything full of germs; germs galore, FILTHY!
Sticky icky: A sticky mess that is full of goop and gunk.
What’s the best way to clean up germies and sticky icky messes? Clorox® Disinfecting wipes! For those tough sticky icky situations, Clorox® Clean-Up Cleaner with Bleach is always the magic in my house!
In my household, “Germie” was a simple baby talk word I used with my kids when they were younger. Whenever they touched something like dirt or something dirty, I would say, “Ewww germies.” Immediately they would give me that guilty look and eventually knew to put it down or not touch it. It was never too early to teach my kids about germs! Of course as a first time Mom I was my germa-phobic more than I was the second time around. The funniest thing is when my son who was 3 at the time, refused to let his Dr. touch his mouth and immediately yelled “No, germie!” I had to explain to the Dr. what we had started with our made up words. “Sticky-icky” was a word I came up with when my kids would touch something. The word made them giggle and eventually became a funny word. Even if their hands weren’t dirty from eating, seems their sticky baby sweat (or something) always made a sticky mess on the remote, my cell phone, the wall..etc. There was something about kids and their hands touching other things that later left a “baby residue”. Can anyone else relate?
Click on over to the Clorox Ick-tionary and let me know what your favorite terms are. Leave me a comment on your own Ick-tionary term. Foop and Slobby Knobby are two of my favorites from the Ick-tionary. I’d love to hear about your sticky situations. Be sure to check out Clorox on Facebook.