The Parent Code

The Parent Code

We live with a three-year-old and an 18-month-old who never listen when we tell them to stop fighting, but who have a supersonic sense of hearing when we mention a food item they may like.

We we can’t say “cookie” or “ice cream” at our home, unless of course it’s time for them to have that, therefore, my wife and I have a bunch of abbreviations that won’t fool the NSA, but do keep our kids in the dark for now.

Not in any particular order, here are the most secret items in the Sanchez household:

  • Cookies: “C’s” As in: “Did you remember to buy the c’s?”
  • Bananas: “B’s”
  • Almond Milk: “A-M”
  • Ice cream: Helado (Spanish for, you guessed it, ice cream)
  • Teddy Grahams: TGs
  • Pancakes: PCs
  • Sandwiches: Sands or S-A-Ns
  • Juice Pouches: JBs (because we call them Juice Boxes)
  • Chicken Nuggets: Nuggs

I know there are more, but that’s all I can think of right now. As you may have noticed, there’s no need to come up with a code word for vegetables. Our kids are not jumping up and down for some kale soup.

Do you have any code words in your household?


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