The KidDictionary: Words Parents Need But Don’t Have

kid_dictionaryEver wish there were words for some of those everyday experiences with your little ones that you struggle to describe? If so, “The KidDictionary: A Book of Words Parents Need But Don’t Have” is for you. Written by Eric Ruhalter, a father of three who works in television in New York City, the creative book is a glossary of words made up and compiled and surrounded by plenty of photos.

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“I wrote this book after I realized that there weren’t words to describe many of the circumstances, notions and actions I was confronted with as a parent,” Ruhalter told Baby Blog Addict. “Over time I made up words to describe them. I hoped to empower parents with a more useful vocabulary and make them laugh. I was a little surprised, and very pleasantly so, that the book also served to make parents feel a sense of unity, giving them the comfort that so many of the moments (the precious ones and the maddening ones) we share with our children are things we all share in common.”

Here are examples of some of the words in The KidDictionary:

WISHJACK: To maliciously blow out the candles on another child’s birthday cake.

KODICK: The child who refuses to cooperate in the taking of a family photograph

INVISIBOOBOO (in-VIZ-uh-boo-boo) n: – The site on a child’s body where you unnecessarily applied a Band-Aid to appease them when they got hurt, though did not bleed.

THREEMAGEDDON (three-muh-GED-in)-n.: The supposed hellfire and brimstone that would erupt should an annoyed mother reach the third digit while counting aloud to 3 to get a non-compliant child to get his act together. “ONE !….TWOOOOOOO !!!!….. “

Check out his video here to get a closer look at the book. Eric says he is currently working on the second and third volumes of the The KidDictionary.

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