"Julie Juice" Or What's Your Caree-ism?


"Julie Juice" Or What's Your Caree-ism?

orange-juice-230308_640This afternoon, my dad turned to my mom and I to ask, "Did you bring me any Julie Juice?"

"Oh, no," we said. My mom added, "You said not to because of the IV."

"Oh," my dad said, crestfallen.

My brothers both turned to look at us with quizzical looks and asked, "What's Julie Juice?"

"Julie Juice" is my dad's term for Vitamin Water. He returned home from the hospital with strict instructions to only drink what contains nutritional value. Good-bye water, soda, coffee and tea. Hello Ensure. My dad struggled to find a drink he enjoyed so my younger sister, Julie, brought him a few bottles of Vitamin Water. He loved them. So, now he asks for "Julie Juice."

"Can you bring me some Julie Juice," he'll ask me.

"Do we have enough Julie Juice," he'll ask my mom when she's making out the grocery list.

So, I'd love to know: What's your caree-ism? A term your caree uses that only you know the meaning of?

P.S. My dad's nickname for Julie is "Booby Doo" (I guess after a drink of the same name from the 1960s). "Booby Doo" has been shorted to "Boop." When my dad sees my sister, he'll say, "Hi, Boop." He calls my mom "Mac" because her maiden name is "McGuire."

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