My kids are always surprising me with the things they say... hence, "kids say the darndest things." Whether it is using a big word correctly or using a slang word that they picked up in school, I am often taken aback by the vocabulary they have- I'm referring to the 8 and 6 year old.
Well, a couple weeks ago I cause them calling H "Dibs." They had called him pet names before, but "Dibs" was a new one. I asked them why they call him "Dibs" and my 8 year old informed me that he throws fits and always gets what he wants, so he has dibs. They were applying that to how he acts with them, not myself or my husband. They realize that giving him a toy, letting him watch Yo Gabba Gabba or sharing their food is easier than listening to his tantrums or getting a toy thrown at them.
I was pretty impressed by how astute they were about this. Now, I'm assuming the 8 year old taught it to the 6 year old, but either way, I found it to be quite cute and clever and I wouldn't mind if they continued to call him this the rest of his life... then when he's 30 he will remember what a pain in the tush he was to his siblings and seeing as how he will be rich and famous, he will make it up to them by buying them each a house.