Last night as I was getting the girls' Sunday outfits ready, Joelle made one of her brilliantly clever comments -- you are all going to l-o-v-e this one!
I made some remark about her leotards (accidentally referring to them as panty-hose) and Joelle came back with this correction on my terminology:
"Mom...those aren't panty-hose" -- as if I was SO out of the loop -- "Those are Joelle-tards!"
It took me a few seconds to figure out what exactly she was trying to get at and then it hit me. See, sometimes we call Malia "Lia" -- and I suppose in Joelle's mind, 'leotards' actually seemed like we were saying "Lia-tards."
So...o-b-v-i-o-u-s-l-y in Joelle's case then, they would be "Joelle-tards."