Moving on #2

>> Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Boy #2's pearl of wisdom this afternoon, pronounced solemnly, feet on table, as he chomps (and burps) his way through an apple:

"If you eat the seeds you will definitely need to go to the hots-pital (sic)."

He's growing up - and I love that - but can I just say; when he starts to say 'hospital' correctly, I will mourn 'hots-pital's passing...

Note; this isn't the first time I've been here; I just realised that 18 months ago I wrote this post about the way he used to say 'helicopter'. Thank god for blogging so I can actually keep track of all this stuff...


Elsie Button 15 March 2011 at 14:40  

am exactly the same - i LOVE their own versions of words they have, it is the most gorgeous thing ever, and you're right it is a bit like mourning when things move on and they pronounce them correctly

HER ON THE HILL 15 March 2011 at 15:38  

Oh God, don't get me on this subject. I'm a few years further down then line than you (oldest is 12, youngest 8) and I've been trying to have a sort out of all the things that I've hoarded over the years(i.e almost everything). Came across some stuff in a pile today which just made me cry - Easter cards from one sister to another constructed lovingly when in Year 2; a list written by youngest daughter a few years back for materials needed to make Humpty Dumpty ('wetabix box, sosigs, egg, boten, strw, hay' - I am still trying to work out what 'boten' is!); a photo of eldest in school running race etc etc etc. When you are all alone in the home all day, these things really can send you spiralling least preserving them with the help of scrapbooks, memory boxes and a blog is some small comfort for the fact that they move up, on and out so very, very quickly.

Vicky 15 March 2011 at 16:14  

I love kids' versions of words. There are so many to choose from but off the top of my head I like:

Chicken Spots [Chicken Pox]

Buzz Bees [Bumble Bees]

Light Savers [Star Wars Light Saber]

Anonymous,  15 March 2011 at 19:12  

I know exactly what you mean, how lovely.

When Amy was little she called Vanilla ice cream, Vallina and it stuck. The Farmer and I still call it Vallina today and Amy always corrects us!!

CJ xx

mum in meltdown 15 March 2011 at 19:15  

I miss all the little words they used to get wrong and have some written down in their treasure boxes. But my ultimate favourite was when my oldest, then only a toddler, asked his daddy ' Daddy, where's my scooby driver'!!! ( he meant to say srewdriver!). We still say it to him now and he's about to turn 13!!

Expat mum 15 March 2011 at 20:40  

The Queenager's middle name is Eleanor, but she thought it was "lemon" for years!!!

The 7 year old's first teacher was called Mr. Barsevich and he called him Mr. Barfabitch for most of the year. I wept the first time he pronounced the name correctly.

Mother's Always Right 15 March 2011 at 20:57  

Hots-pital is a gorgeous one. As is our next door neighbour's word for "love you". He says "nanoo". He's 2, by the way. x

Anonymous,  15 March 2011 at 21:18  

A fave one of my daughter's was Par Carp...never used to find out despite driving round for hours...

Knackered Mother 15 March 2011 at 21:58  

We too have an amalgamation for car park, it is par cark (just like my sister used to say). My fave is eldest's term 'pindles and needles'. The whole family uses that now. Gorgeous to have a record of it.

nappy valley girl 16 March 2011 at 00:40  

That's so very true. I love their little words and haven't the heart to tell my 5 year old he still pronounces 'breakfast' wrong. I had an email from his teacher recently saying that he'd been asked to list his favourite food and she didn't understand his reply of 'tatochuna'. I had to explain that it's baked potato with Tuna - he still uses the baby word (and of course Americans pronounced tuna 'too-na' which doesn't help...).

Iota 16 March 2011 at 03:22  

After nearly two years at school, 6-yo still calls PE, EP. I love it so much.

Her on the Hill, do you think 'boten' might be 'broken'? My daughter used to say t for k sounds. Unless Humpty dressed in Boden.

Mwa 16 March 2011 at 20:03  

I was so disappointed that my three year old said "Driewieler" (Tricycle, but you'd know that being Dutch by marriage) correctly that she noticed and switched back to saying "Drielieler." Oops.

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