My children call fishing poles “fishing wands” and root beer “root beard”.
I wish I could record all of J’s speech right now to have when he is older. His enunciation, age-related speech “impediments”, tone of voice are just so cute (and often hilarious). I know that all too soon he will talk like a big boy and I love the way he speaks right now.
S is coming into her own in the speech department. She comes up to us and jabber, jabber, jabbers. Sometimes she points emphatically, sometimes she smiles. We know she’s telling us something, but have no clue what she’s saying. She does have a lot of words, though, including “ha-bow” (hairbow), “to-bus” (toothbrush), and the sweetest little “peese” (please) ever.
The other night after dinner we were discussing (at E’s prompting) what to do in the event of fire. J said that if your clothes are on fire you “stop, rock, and roll”.
J says “choke” when he means “joke”.
Any time a question is asked (such as, who wants dinner?) S raises both hands and says “Meeeee!”
J uses the word “usually” in place of “used to”. As in, “I usually tooked a paci when I was a baby.”
E is getting old enough that she doesn’t have many mispronounced or incorrectly used words. She often brings a smile to our faces with her phrasing or use of certain words, but most of her funny “baby speech” is long gone. It’s kind of sad. However, she currently uses the word “okay” like she’s a grown up. She will tell J or S something and then say, “okaaaaay?” in a high pitched voice.
Oh how I love “kid speak”. I’m really going to miss it in a few years when our kiddos are older, but right now I will smile, laugh, and soak it up (and record as much of it as I can).
Daniel says “eventually” when he means to say “actually” and David still says “with” when he means to say “if”. I love kid speak too and part of me never wants to correct them so I can hear it forever. I miss “grill” when David was younger and “hing” for Elephant!