This is a picture of Josie throwing up her hands and yelling, “We don’t got no COOKIES!” from the back seat. She is making fun of me 🙂
About six months ago, we were riding in the van. Greg was driving and I was in the passenger seat. Josie kept saying, “Cookie” and pointing to the center console area. I calmly explained that, “We don’t have any cookies.” She would whine and look out the window. A few minutes later we would repeat the process. The cycle went on about 5 times until I became not so calm in my response. Finally, I turned around and threw my hands in the air and yelled, “We do NOT HAVE ANY COOKIES!!!!” She insistantly pointed at the console and nodded emphatically, “Cookie!”
Then it dawned on me. The word she was saying sounded like, “ewe-eee.” I was hearing ‘cookie’. She was saying “ewe-ink” or “drink” but not making the k sound very good. I said, “You want a drink?” Her sippy cup was sitting in the console. She clapped and nodded. Greg started cracking up and turned around and threw up his hands and yelled, “WE DON’T GOT NO COOKIES!!!” The all three kids started doing it and they do it to me all the time. They think it is halirous. Any time I tell them anything in the car they all throw up their hands and look at me and yell, “WE DON’T GOT NO COOKIES!!!”
In my defense. Greg didn’t figure out what she was saying any sooner than I did.