It’s fascinating how language spreads, especially when bold Â phrases mysteriously surface among your toddlers. My three-year-old son now prefers to end statements of conviction with “and that’s the truth!” Those words didn’t come from my wife or me — that’s just not something we’d say. I’ve never heard our nanny say it. In fact, I can’t think of anyone who regularly uses the phrase. It must’ve come from one or more of my son’s peers at summer camp. Regardless, I’ve already heard our nearly two-year-old daughter use the phrase a few times in the past 24 hours. Toddler brains are like sponges.
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