Ever notice how parenthood inspires a whole new language? We call these words Momfinitions. Perhaps you recognize a few of these new parenting terms that haven't quite made it into Webster's—yet. Read some of our Momfinitions, and after you've had a hearty chuckle, feel free to submit your own Momfinitions in the comments below!
[BOO-tee kawl] noun: A shout from the bathroom letting you know it's time to go wipe someone's butt.
[sleev-KUR-cheef] noun: What you use to catch your kid's snot when you're out of tissues.
[dahy-per-GAHM-ee] noun: That secret parenting fold that turns a nasty diaper into a tidy package ready for the trash.
[kee-THEENG-reeng] noun: What your keychain becomes in a teething-pain emergency at the grocery store.
[boob-UH-fi] verb: The act of using one's boob as a pacifier.
[woos] noun: The watered-down juice that's left in the bottom of your kid's sippy cup after you've refilled it throughout the day.
[UN-hap-ee-OU-er] noun: The hour between 5 and 6 PM when every mom in America is desperately trying to entertain whiney and hungry children while simultaneously fixing dinner and tidying up the house.
Four Dora Day
[FAWR-dor-uh-dey] noun: One of those days when you ignore all TV limits and let your kids watch four, five or even six episodes of Dora the Explorer in a row.
[juhst-uh-RAY-zin] exclamation: What you tell your kids when they catch you sneaking into your secret chocolate stash (e.g., "No, I'm not eating chocolate. It's justaraisin. Want one?")
[pee-MUR-juhn-see] noun: The moment after you've loaded 10 bags of groceries and three kids into the car and you've just pulled onto the highway, and your kid decides to tell you that he has to go potty. Right. That. Instant.
[in-VIS-uh-awhw-ee] noun: An owie that's so small you can't see it—but still requires a bandage to stop the crying.
[sn-OOZ cun-trol] noun: The act of handing your kid the remote so he can flip to Nick Jr., allowing you to catch a few more ZZZs.
[TAHP-ler] noun: A topless toddler, usually the result of an unprepared mommy forgetting to bring along a change of clothes.
That weird, stuffy, puppy breath kind of smell that permeates a boy's room, especially when they've kept their door closed all day. Is it the laundry? Their shoes? Can't quite place where it's coming from, but you'll know it when you smell it.
Thanks to: Square1
Spelling Bee Champ
[spel-EENG bee ch-aa-mp] noun:
What you have to be when the kids are old enough to know what you are talking about so you have to start s-p-e-l-l-i-n-g.
Thanks to: Alliebeck
Have some Momfinitions of your own? Share them with us in the comments!