Thursday, February 10, 2005

Oh the Joys of Children

I decided to post today about my daughter's mispronunciation and also her loud pronunciations.

My daughter, who just turned 5, is a bit precocious. Being an only child, she is around adults a lot and sees herself as an equal. She doesn't miss anything being said and the scary part is, she can use the big words in their proper context. I am very afraid when she reaches her teen years.

Anyway, she does have a few funny things she always says:

1) Zizzors for Scissors

2) Breakdest for breakfast

3) Instead of saying "Quiet as a whisper" she says "Quiet as a whisker"

4) My mother calls my daughter's butt "ham hocks", my daughter heard the term Buttocks somewhere and now calls her rear her "butt hocks".

5) M & M candies are Hem and hems

As all children, she has had her public moments. She used to be a huge fan of "The Big Comfy Couch" which has a character names Major Bedhead. He is a unicycle mail courier, who happens to be a clown. He wears a helmet, etc. When she was about 2 we were in the post office. The man in front of us was a biker and had a red helmet on. She ran to him, threw her arms around him and shrieked "Major Bedhead, I love you". It was cute, but needless to say the guy was mortified to have this little girl hugging him in line. He was so embarrassed, I felt badly for him.

One of the arguments my mother and I have had over child rearing is the fact that I use the proper terminology for private parts with my daughter. When I was a child, we called it a "pippinelli" and a "cookie". Anyway, I taught my daughter vagina, which she quickly changed to "gina" (pronounced g-long I-na). Anyway, we were in a check out line playing around. She told me I had stinky feet. I told her she had a stinky butt. Just then, during a quiet moment (isn't this always the way) she screamed, "You have a stinky gina". A truly mortifying moment. We now call her vagina a "cooch".

Hugs---

10 comments:

Heather said...

Thanks for the laugh and smiles this morning. Children are such a joy and fill our hearts of happiness and laughter. Thanks for sharing.

BadMojo said...

This was great! I just started Blogging on here and I was sitting at my desk laughing reading about your daughter. How Ca-ute. Thanks for making work a little more fun!

Anonymous said...

Thanks Deneen for sharing that story about your daughter I needed a laugh and I got one it touched my heart thank you! Sutty

DAWN said...

Don't cha just love being a mom? I miss my kids being that age! For future reference.....any embarrassing moments they throw at you, well, in their teen years, they get it back! start saving up material now....
~ DAWN

Joy said...

Oh! I'm dying! DYING! That is so awful and so funny at the same time that I'm just in agony trying to not laugh too loudly here at my desk!

Be well,

Trish said...

Oh man....that made me laugh so hard. Thank you thank you!!!!!!

yarnmistress said...

Oh my goodness your post had me rolling on the floor laughing so hard.

I have a 5 year old as well and she comes up with some pretty hysterical things to say. I also am of the mind that kids should call their private parts by the correct terms and I get so much crap from people that it is inappropraite for them to say those words.

Amanda said...

Wow!! I'm glad I'm not the only one who prefers that private parts are called by their correct names. My son just turned 2 Jan. 31. He knows that his penis is called a penis. Once we were at my grandparents' house. My grandfather put his hands in his pockets and hitched up his pants and was doing a funny dance to make Geof (my son) laugh. Well, in doing this it made his pants billow in a certain area. Geof stops cold, points at my grandfather's crotch and says "penis" over and over. It wouldn't be so bad if my grandparents were so uptight...I used to get in trouble for saying "darn" and my grandfather won't hug me anymore because I have boobs now....yeah, that's how uptight they are!! Anyhoo, thanks for the laugh!

Tiffany said...

That was so much fun to read, Deneen! If you ever want to swap stories about five year olds saying things in the wrong places, let me know. :)

My current favorite mispronounciation is from Mary Poppins. She loves the "S" song, but she sings it, "Super catholic absolutely docious!!"

Mitzi said...

Kids are the best! Mine don't have any names yet....but my sister used to call hers an "animal"...

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