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So you say [Jan. 16th, 2006|11:37 pm]

The Boy has an excellent vocabulary. One I would like to attribute to our loving guidance, but in reality is probably more the result of watching too many Godzilla and UltraMan videos. Which would explain why half the time he sounds like he's been dubbed into English.

The thing I love about this age is the way he mixes up words. Tonight he was pretending a folded up piece of paper was his "waffle" and we had to put money in it. Every once in a while he would say to himself, "Oh, yeah - wallet" but then a minute later he'd say, "Mommy, put eight dollars in my waffle."

Yesterday, after he overheard Husband and I talking about places we might go, he came up to me and said earnestly, "I want to go to Sam's. I want to see the butterflies."

I must have looked puzzled, because he said it again, this time with his hands fluttering wildly about like the sought-after butterflies in an effort to get his message through my apparently thick skull. "I want to go to Sam's where the butterflies are. And the big fish."

"Sam's?" I asked, not sure I was hearing him correctly. "Yes, I want to go Sam's. Not the Sam's where we get groceries, the Sam's where the butterflies fly all around and the big fish."

The light dawned. "Do you mean the museum?" I asked. "Yes!" he replied excitedly. "The Mew Sam's."


[User Picture]From: domesticharmony
2006-01-17 04:22 am (UTC)
Reminds me of all the mangled English that's come out of my children's mouths. LOL! Like Jess' "happy flags", and Sam's "Betty O's".
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[User Picture]From: marshmelococoa
2006-01-17 06:12 am (UTC)
Oh I love it!! So cute!
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[User Picture]From: uppity_woman
2006-01-17 06:44 am (UTC)
lol!c i love the mewsam's with the butterflies!
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[User Picture]From: julzlady
2006-01-17 07:19 am (UTC)
Adorable! I love kidspeak...it makes for such great stories!

Liam's speech is somewhat delayed...In particular he has trouble with beginning S sounds and internal hard consonants. So a lot of the time other adults look at him blankly when he talks.

Last week he was standing at a bus stop with Devin when he pointed his finger at Devin and said, "Dad -- get you dick out and fight me."

After a flustered moment, in which Liam repeated his challenge, Devin finally realized what he was saying and stuck his finger out, as well. "OK, Liam. I'll get my STICK out and fight you, but only if you say 'ssssstick' for me."
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From: blissonbliss
2006-01-18 03:40 pm (UTC)
I wish this stage could last forever. Nothing quite like "Can you put some haircheese in my milk?" to wake you up in the morning. (Hershey's). That and "Would you like some fawkee?" Yes, yes, I would like some COFFEE.
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From: spiritus_liber
2006-02-09 03:19 pm (UTC)

Words are arbitrary anyway

Funny, funny, amusing!

Why shouldn't we call a wallet a waffle? Mew-sam's, now that's good! Shows skill in breaking words apart into littler, more understandable parts. Next thing you know, he'll be putting them together in interesting combinations that no one else understands (do I hear creative writing?)--or does he already do that?
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From: spiritus_liber
2006-02-09 03:21 pm (UTC)

Re: Words are arbitrary anyway

I forgot to mention that I actually knew exactly where The Boy wanted to go although I couldn't figure out where he was coming from etymologically. What does that say about me?!
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