Wednesday, March 25, 2009

What can I say - it happens ...

So does every toddler that's catching onto new words say the words shirt, shoot, or ship wrong - coincidentally wrong?  Like, the kind of wrong where an older child who knows better would say, 'Mommy!  Mommy!  That little girl said a bad word!' or the kind of wrong where an old lady might react by plugging her ears & then give you & your daughter a shameful look while shaking her finger type of wrong?  Or the kind of wrong where this little toddler's daddy is cracking up so hard, he calls his brother to share the potty mouth & even video tapes it type of wrong?   Or the kind of wrong where ... just kiddin - I won't drag you through another one.

Last night Paul was working at the computer at the kitchen table & said 'Shoot' about something & all of the sudden Taya just said 'Shoot' - we thought it was pretty funny & she repeated it, but somehow she couldn't say shoot anymore.  Instead she replaced it from the 2nd time on with 'Sh**' - and because we couldn't contain ourselves, she started saying it over & over & over again ... and over & over ... 

This morning I was curious if she would give the same ironic results when I asked her to say shirt - and sure enough!  It just so happened to come in handy though - because this morning I was on the phone with someone dear who needed a good laugh.  So I put Taya on the phone & asked her to say shirt & she brought that good laugh out like only a child can!  

Each time she said it last night, Paul couldn't help his reactions, while I was discreetly laughing trying to shield my face, then moments later attempting to tell her either not to say it or how to say it correctly, just so I could feel like I tried!  

(Isn't it completely scary how spongy our little ones are? - they soak up everything we do!!  But sometimes on moments like these, you just have to laugh - and then retrack your steps :)  )


11 comments:

Shadow Of Me said...

Hi.........
It's so good to hear words in a different manner from kids mouth........... And I know how they keep on repeating words whenever they add on a new word in they vocabulary.............
But be careful Breane , try to make her say the correct word and if she finds it difficult then make her say soome other words which have the same sound............. As in such young age the words we learn sometimes remain on our toungh no matter how old we grow up.............
And for this best example is Me.........:D I myself say some words which I used to say in childhood but those words actually don't have any meaning........
Good Luck and enjoy Taya's Childhood..........
Your Friend,
Ruhi

Lauren said...

Aubrey's said just about ever bad word I know of but never on purpose. It's been swear-word free here for awhile except don't ask her to say "fork". We'll correct her and she'll eventually get it right. I'm just glad she doesn't have older siblings telling her to say "fork" over and over in the grocery store.

The Freestones said...

Just wait until she starts using real bad words in the correct context...and by bad words i mean this...i've been staying with my dad post surgery because my mother was out of town, so that means i'm in charge of their dog, too. Ruby and I took the dog for a walk, and the dog was very excited and acting crazy and Ruby said, "Idiot dog, Sam!!! Idiot dog!" over and over and over...I need to watch what i say.

Elise said...

That is too funny! They are like little sponges for sure! She is so adoroable!

The Higham Family said...

Have you ever seen the you tube video where the parents are making the kid say "fire truck" over and over again? Tyson and his dad get a huge kick out of that one- and I try to pretend its not funny :)

Christy said...

Too funny! Your first paragraph made me laugh out loud.

Jessica said...

That is really funny.Suprisingly, I have yet to experience anything like that. Hope she is still doing that when we get there so I can enjoy it in person.

3 Bay B Chicks said...

Great post! I nearly died laughing.

Did you notice that something has been missing from your blog? It might have appeared around the time I stopped commenting? I’m sorry about all that. I took a little hiatus from the blogosphere, but I couldn’t stay away too long. After a break, I had to come by again and see what you’ve been up to.

Glad that I did.

-Francesca

PS: Thanks for the birthday love!

3 Bay B Chicks said...

Oh, Breanne. You know that I kid. What's been missing from your blog? It is simple really...me!

And now I am back.

-Francesca

Shannon said...

How funny! I'm just waiting for Henry to say something like that... I hear to watch out for the word truck..

Deanna said...

Hey Breanne...this is so funny! My boys did the same thing...kids are too cute!

I wanted to let you know that I love the closet and yes, I can get some room from the farther part of the closet. It is a bit tight, but it works and still allows for much more room than had I not won that design. I absolutely love it and thank you again!!!!!