As my children get older, it’s amazing to watch them figure out how language works. I’m always torn on correcting their pronunciation. On the one hand, I want them to be understood. On the other, I seriously miss (or will soon miss) the toddler words and phrases they have already or will soon stop using.
Crush (push) – as in “crush the bunt”
Lem (lemon or lime…it’s versatile)
Hot dog (Mickey Mouse)
Mickey (hot dog – it only happened once, but it was amazing)
It makes me sad that I can’t remember more. Every word they learn to say correctly is proof that they’re growing up. I just want them to slow down a little.
And then Madeline says something like, “Wow, Mom, that’s amazing! That’s a lotta jigsaw puzzle!” in her squeaky little voice with perfect pronunciation and it’s ok. If you’re going to be funny about it then go ahead and grow up 😆