Sunday, June 10, 2007

The Lexicon of Parenthood

My, how things have changed in the last six years. All families have these personal words or phrases, inside jokes almost. It's funny to see them evolve in your own family as an adult.

Nightcap - noun - a baby bottle with approximately four ounces of formula (as opposed to the normal six or eight ounces), given to the baby just before putting him to bed for the night; used to convince droopy eyelids to close peacefully to sleep

Napcap - noun - the same small serving given just before naptime

Used in a sentence: "The baby's getting cranky. Will you fix him a nightcap and I'll take him to bed?"

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