Here’s another quick little snapshot of the words our kids hear or make up…
“Betend” – It’s not PREtend – it’s BEtend. As in, “I am betending to be a princess.” (As said by Julia. Of course, in her case, more often than not she simply says, “I am a princess.” Touché, Julia, touché.)
“Elmo-U-S-E!” – That’s right – the Mickey Elmo-use Club! Again, another one brought to you by Julia, as opposed to Sesame Street. As she sings the Mickey Mouse Club song, she belts out, “M-I-C-K-E-Y Elmo-U-S-E!”
“Ticklish” – The funny thing about “ticklish” is that it’s actually a word… but not the way Raven uses it. Raven thinks that “licorice” is actually called “ticklish”, and asks me for “ticklish” when she knows it’s in the house. Daddy and the girls bought me a bag of Red Vines yesterday as a gift, and they are all the rage in our house.
“Almost Anything Anna says” – I’ll say this for Anna – she has a superb vocabulary. She says a lot of words and she says a lot of them well. However, I realized last night while going through a book with her that much of it is because of context that I understand what she is actually saying. She drops a lot of consonants, so that makes things a little difficult at time, but we work it out, as most parents with two- and three-year-olds are wont to do. Horse = Orsie; Tiger = Iger; Bird = Bird (Julia says, “MOM. That’s a macaw. Make her say ‘macaw’.” Mom to Anna, “Bird.” Anna replies, “Bird”. Dang kids who can read and spell already………..)