Will has always been pretty tolerant of spicy foods. He started eating and enjoying buffalo wings as soon as he was old enough to eat meat, and he actually enjoys spicy salsas and dips. But despite the fact that Will's spicy-tolerance age is probably three or four times his chronological age, Tom is always trying to get Will to sample even spicier foods like jalapeño peppers and hot sauces. And because Will wants to please his daddy, he often agrees.
Recently, Will tried something hot (perhaps Tom's homemade salsa or a drop of hot sauce on a chip), didn't like it, and exclaimed loudly, "Oh! That's too spicy!"
Hallie heard Will use the word "spicy", determined that it meant "bad", and within hours started using it as a replacement.
"Mama, I not eat my Cheerios. Dey (they) are too spicy."
"Daddy, I not take a snoozy-snooze. Bedtime is spicy."
"WILL! DON'T CHASE ME! Dat (that) is spicy!"
I fear we may have ruined hot foods for her though...