Happy Friday everyone! Welcome to Funny Phrase Day Friday! Not only is it the end of the week, it’s the end of January. Hurray! Bye, bye gloomy January, I won’t miss you!
We have had a boring week, full of colds, and sleepless nights but that didn’t stop my lovely two and half year old, Buba, from jabber-boxing all day, everyday. Nursery asked me yesterday, “doesn’t he ever sit still or stop talking?” I replied shamefully, “No chance, not for one second.”
As his vocabulary widens, and words have long started forming sentences instead of caveman talk, now we are on to mini conversations. Even though he no longer points and just says couch, book, toy, his pronunciation still has a long way to come. Like any parent we try to watch what we say in front of him, toddlers are like sponges and somethings should never come out of a toddler’s mouth. They probably shouldn’t even come out of my mouth, but I will shamefully admit it, sometimes it does. I don’t like it, but it’s something I just do but not in front of kids. So when Buba started coming out with, what we thought we curse words, we were absolutely mortified. Where had he learned such foul language?
Here is what we thought we heard: (ahem,excuse the foul language)
What he really was trying to say was:
I felt a huge sense of relief when I finally figured out he was just having trouble pronouncing normal words and wasn’t in fact, cursing at all. But how do I explain that to the lady at Starbucks, when he yells out, “Mommy shit please,” or when nursery says he keeps asking for a “Fok”. These embarrassing moments I think are far from over, while my little toddler learns how to properly say each word. I need a hat to hide in shame.
Me: “What do you want for dinner?”
Buba: “Awe shit and boobies, please Mommy, and a snack!” (I kid you not!)
Me: “What did you say?” (gasping for air, did I really just hear him right?)
(after some time to think this through…) “You mean sausage and blueberries and a snack?”
Buba: “please, ya, sawe shit and bloobies, snack,” with a big smile, “a yogurt too, peasssseeee.”
At least in the end he was slowly getting to the right words, and I figured out what he was actually asking for. I hope this stuttering stage doesn’t last for long. What will the neighbors think? 😉
Do your kids attempt to say every day words but it comes out wrong? Is there words your child can’t pronounce yet that have you belly laughing or cringing like me? I would love to hear them, comment below.