Yes, I refer to my kids as my boobies. It’s actually ‘bubis’, which is short for ‘bubalah’ (a lovely Hebrew word for Sweetheart), but the Germans use the term ‘bubis’ to describe boys. So I get some pretty strange looks from Germans and Americans alike when I say, ‘Come on, bubis. ’
Maybe I should take a page out of Scarlett Johansson's book and refer to them as 'my leading ladies.'
Anyway, just a short post today to share two conversations I had with my bubis yesterday.
K: Mommy, how old are you?
Me: I’m xx.
K: Were you ever 30?
Me: Sure, xx years ago.
K: Whoa. That’s a lot.
Author's comment: Note the use of the word 'whoa', which I found more dramatically expressive than 'wow' would have been.
Me (to L): Come here, you succulent thing, you!
L: No, Mommy, you’re a sucky thing.