I’m changing (the millionth!) dirty diaper on the baby today and he grabs his pants and says in such a dear way, “mama, can you put my dressed on.” Adorable. He wasn’t asking for his dress. He was making the word dressed a noun. We say to him all the time that he can (insert fun activity here) after he gets dressed. So, he thinks dressed is what we are putting on him. Adorable.
This got me thinking how kids’ early language is so stinkin‘ cute that words and phrases have more staying power than the toddler years themselves. My nephew, who will be 21 in May still has all his aunts calling our mid-day meal yunch (only when we’re together of course). And another nephew (almost 15) coined the phrase, “Aunt Suz, I need a grownie“. The chocolaty treats are still referred to as grownies in our houses.
My faves so far are when Faith used to ask for her music a little “downer” and we never told her the correct word. Danny of course has immortalized his older sibling as Sisty-which everyone calls her now. Other than asking for his dressed on, Griffin also does a terrific impersonation of the Incredible Hulk which sounds a bit like “houwk amember youuuuu.”
I get sad when my kids start saying words right. I just hope I can hold onto the lisps and mottled R sounds a little longer.
It sir wood make me feew bettew about them growing up.
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