Bloggy Mom’s Blog Dare hasn’t updated writing prompts for a couple of days now so I thought I would go back and look at old ones, and have chosen: “Words my children say incorrectly”.
When the kids were younger, my daughter used to say “Whack-um” instead of “You’re welcome”. She is missing both of her top front teeth, so there are a number of mispronounced words but even with her front teeth, she still says “fank-you” instead of “thank you”. Now that she’s done Grade 1 in French Immersion, she surprises me with her understanding of the language and especially that when she sings to herself, it’s often in french. Total mamma pride!
My son says “straws-berry” instead of “strawberry”; and “maaa-mee” instead of “mommy” – it’s sssooooo cute! Honestly, because he’s just started talking on a reliable basis, I LOVE listening to anything he says!
My son and I had our first VERBAL disagreement last night…EVER! I didn’t recognize the enormity of discussion until reflecting upon my day last night. It was a very simple discussion:
My son stood in the doorway of the kitchen and said “Bedtime”
Me: “No hunny, it’s bathtime for you.”
My son: “No. Bedtime.”
Me: “No hunny. First bathtime, then bedtime.”
My son: “Bedtime”
Me: “Sweetheart, I’m glad you’re using your words, but first bathtime, then bedtime” and off we went for bathtime.
Very simple. Not a huge deal necessarily BUT this was a discussion between me and my amazing 6 year old son who has Autism, and up until at least 6 months ago, fell under the “non-verbal” classification. Not only was he initiating conversation, he was stating his preference and trying to convince me to follow through with his preference.
I don’t think I will ever be so happy as I was last night to “argue” with anyone…especially my son!