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This tiara is tentacle-free



My bestie, Erin Ann, reminded me recently of something one of my kids said, a long time ago. It was Snarky's 5th birthday (she is on the cusp of her teens, and acting every bit that part), and I had her guests make little foam craft tiaras. Must have been a princess party. This child has been a born reader from day one, with the advanced vocabulary to match, so it shouldn't have surprised me that she had to come up with a big word for the little parts on the crown that stick up (do they even have a name?)

So my five year old says, with her perfectly adorable little speech impediment, "Look, Mommy, my cwown has testicles." She was thinking TENTACLES, like an octopus (because who even knows those those things are even called? Pointers? Spires? Tentacles makes perfect sense to me!), but of course the one word you don't want your kid to say in front of a bunch of other impressionable kids and their gossiping  moms is the one word she says.

And that, my friends, is hilarious. It's seriously worth having kids just for the laugh.

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