As predicted, he would inherit his momâ€™s lisp. So when he said his Râ€™s, they came out as Sâ€™s. Of course, at two this was clearly adorable. Especially the time we went to dinner with friends and he put on his best flirt to the waitress. Since he carried his favorite train with him everywhere, he was happy to share with her that he loved â€śPercy.â€ť Except it sounded a whole lot more â€śussâ€ť and a lot less â€śerc.â€ť
Now, our daughter is talking at the same rapid rate. Sheâ€™s repeating and mimicking so much at times that we are surprised when she does say certain words. Words we never knew she knew. Thanks to her big brother, her vocabulary grows every minute.
With this knowledge, we are trying to watch what he says but the thing isâ€¦ We canâ€™t help the pronunciation.
My kids have become obsessed with eating popcorn. Knowing fair well that my dentist bills will be a nightmare with said obsession. Iâ€™m lucky that my kids have no aversion to brushing their teeth. They play â€śmovie theaterâ€ť and I close all blinds and put on a movie from Netflix. Shortly after are the cries of my children: â€śPopcorn!!â€ť â€śPlease!!!â€ť
Except thatâ€™s how my son sounds. My daughter loses the â€śpâ€ť on the first word and the â€ślâ€ť on the second.
Now, I know many of you parents have had similar fun little moments watching your babies evolve to toddlers. I, for one, get the best joy when my kids say things so innocently and yet it could be used to name a movie on Cinemax.
Hurray for dirty words out of the mouths of our babes.
Kristi Gilbert also known as The Robot Mommy started blogging after successfully getting her son to eat by talking like a robot. She then transformed into said robot and has been writing about her familyâ€™s adventures ever since. Inspired by her infant daughter, imaginative toddler son and supportive husband, she documents life as she knows it: chaotic, coffee soaked and filled with awesomeness.