My children are a frequent source of entertainment...most of the time without even trying! Several years ago I began keeping a journal of their"mis-articulations." These are the top five!
My daughter would refer to "yesterday" as "lasterday." When I asked her what that word meant she said, "You know, Mommy, it was the last day before today." I found it difficult to argue with that logic, especially with a three year old.
My middle child has never "erased" anything, she "unrases" things. Even now, at eleven years old I will catch her saying that she needs to borrow an unraser from her sister to finish her homework. It still brings a smile to my face!
My youngest child has a slight speech impediment. His speech has improved drastically over the past year, but I can remember him standing at the bottom of the stairs yelling for his older sisters to come play with him. If they wouldn't respond right away he would come to me and tell me, "I cawld faw dem yots and yots a times but dose gawls dust don't yisten a me." The same phrase is stated frequently, but without the mis-articulation, which I find to be bittersweet.
When my middle daughter was in kindergarten she sang in a Christmas production for her school. One of the songs she sang was "We Three Kings." She diligently rehearsed all of her songs and when she came to the verse "We Three Kings of Orient Are," she stopped abruptly and said "Pa was a King?"(she referred to her Grandfather as Pa) I asked her what she meant and she said "We three Kings Fred, Olee, and Pa. I didn't know Pa was a King!" We all still laugh about it at Christmas Eve Mass!!!!!
I own and operate a small farm with horses, rabbits, dogs, cats, etc. My son wanted to learn how to rope cattle, so I did what any good farm Mom would do...I bought him a lasso for his birthday. He was so excited when he opened it in front of all of his friends and our family, he shrieked,"I wheely wanted my vewy own yasso!" Some of our guests looked appalled because they thought my son had stated that he had "Really wanted his very own ....(keeping it "G" rated....)"butthole!"
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