“Are you cross, Jenn?”  my 4-year old godson, Nicholas, asked me the other morning.  We sat in front of the TV watching Thomas the Tank Engine puff along saving the day and learning to ask for help.  I have no idea whether the child is actually learning the moral values imparted by the show, but he sure is amassing an interesting vocabulary set.  He has also picked up the phrases, “that’s so adorable”, “so, what are we going to do about this?”, and “focus, mom.  focus”.  The kid really is a sponge, as most kids are at this age, but it was the use of the word “cross” that made me think about the words picked up from our cartoon friends.  What phrases were yours as a kid?

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