Max invents a lot of phrases, and many of them are mysteries to his parents for months. This one took some sleuthing to define:
Delicatessen Eyes: The eyes of a person whose lower face is hidden.
I told the artist about Max’s names, and he replied:
Oh, that is BEAUTIFUL. I guess the counter at the deli, to a 4 YO, is pretty high, so they only see the clerk’s eyes? That makes me happy. Thank you for sharing!