Here are some recent “Barela-isms”
Theia: “Mom I want a small corn dog?” Translation: I want a piece of candy corn.
Mason: “Theia you are studying and I can’t understand you.” Translation: “Theia you are stuttering…”
Brian said “I’m cold.” Kaia said “I’m Kaia nice to meet you.”
Mason had an accident the other night in his bed. I said “Mase, did you know you were peeing?” “Mom, of course I didn’t! I was sleeping!”
We were in the car, Kaia and Theia were sitting next to each other in their car seats. Theia said something, Kaia asked her to repeat it but Theia would not. Kaia kept asking what? what? Theia finally replied that she couldn’t hear her. So Kaia replies in a very loud voice “Hey Theia, what did you say?”
Mason took a nap one afternoon, which never happens anymore. When he woke up, he couldn’t believe he slept. “Mom, I didn’t know myself went to sleep!”