Somepin To Say

What words of phrases do your kids say that crack you up?

As you might have guessed, I’m a little bit of a stickler for correct grammar and pronunciation.  I enjoy diagramming sentences.  I worked as a copy editor on summer vacations in college for a magazine.  I like words, and I like them written and spoken correctly.

I do have one exception to this, however: my daughter.

Lauren is three years old and has always been very verbal.  She loves big words (her new favorite is observation) and will occasionally make up her own words.  She says them with such conviction that you might question whether it is indeed a real word.  She’s growing up so fast, which is why I think I don’t mind that she says some words incorrectly, and I don’t want to correct her.  

While I know she can correctly make the “th” sound, she often doesn’t.  One of my favorite examples of this is the word “something.”  When Lauren says it, it comes out “somepin,” as in “Mommy, I got somepin to tell you!”  

My other favorite is “baftism.”  What she really means is baptism, but I think she believes the actual word is “bath-tism,” and she’s again replacing the “th” sound with something else.  

Back in February, we worked a lot on correctly pronouncing the letter “v,” since Lauren was all excited to celebrate “Balentine’s Day.” She was bery, bery excited.  She still gets bery excited about other things, because I know the day will come soon enough where she says everything correctly and leaves her “little kid speak” behind.  

What words do your kids say that crack you up?

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