Last month it was "Knockee off, Harris" (Knock it off)
Last night it was "Chicken boodie" (Shake your booty).
That last one was followed by a big grin and nod when I finally decoded what she was saying.
"Who taught you that, Grace?" I asked. "Lauren," she said immediately.
Ah, Lauren. Cute kid, new to preschool, could be Grace's twin but for an inch of height.
Harris, also of the under-three set, sticks his hand in the fishtank and pulls the fire alarms.
I think at least one of these new commands may come in handy at school.....
Final note: as I reached for the pajamas tonight to get Grace ready for bed, I turned back to see her looking at me with the widest eyes -- she was purposely opening them as far as they would go.
Just in case I didn't get the hint, she said "AWAKE, mommy." No doubt.