Have a kid? Know a kid? Been a kid? Have you ever been left utterly speechless by the wit, wisdom, grossness, and hilarity that accompanies children wherever they go? The Kid Dictionary (by Eric Ruhalter; Sourcebooks, Inc. 2012) has the essential (and hilarious) words you need to describe the indescribable: life with kids. With clever word play and insights that wil make you wince in sympathy or laugh out loud, The Kid Dictionary provides adults everywhere with the vernacular to discuss the little "angels we love."
Here's a sampling of Eric Ruhalter's creative words—can you guess the definitions?
- Rest Rhumba
How'd you do? Here are the definitions:
Wishjack [WISH-jack] v : To blow out the candles on another child's birthday cake.
Rest Rhumba [REST RHUM-buh] v : To indicate to parents that you have to use the bathroom by fidgeting, squirming, clutching, and leg-crossing.
Shirturbed [shurr-TERBD] adj : Annoyed state of a child who just received an article of clothing as a present.
Detaste [dee-TAYST] v : To harbor a deep hatred and disgust for a food you have never tried.
Clandesdine [klan-DESS-dyne] v : To hide from one's child while eating a cookie so they don't ask for one.
Author Eric Ruhalter lives with his wife and three rambunctious children. In addition to playing with words, he enjoys editing video, surfing, Frisbee, and ping pong.