This happened a while ago, but like many things these days I want to write it down before I forget.
A. was saying “OMAKAI” — sometimes is a slow, wistful tone (Oh. Ma. Kai.), sometimes as an exclamation (OH-MA-KAI!!).
Then one day I said “oh my god” and he said “omakai.”
We figured it would be more dainty and proper if our baby said “Gosh” instead of taking a lot of people’s Lord’s name in vain, so we started saying “Oh. My. Gosh.” and “OH-MY-GOSH!”
Mister Finn’s intonation uniquely mounts in intensity, so it’s like “oh, ma, GOSH!!!” And he says it with such purpose. Like, I took out my breast to nurse him and he said “oh, ma, GOSH!!!” I put his food out before him and he panted “oh, ma, GOSH! oh, ma, GOSH!!!” Sometimes he just wanders around with a domino saying “oh, ma, GOSH.” Or sitting in the car: “oh, ma, GOSH.”