I Confess, We Are Screwing Our Kid Up One Mispronounced Word At A Time...It's finally happened, Ollie has mispronounced a word in such a way it's coming out a 'bad' word. And.. it's funny! So funny that I never miss a chance to get him to say it, and neither does FTD. I know what you are thinking, it's Truck, or Duck, or Clock. NOPE! It's something I never would have guessed. In fact, if Ollie didn't break out a visual while yelling the word, I would have been convinced he was actually calling me a, BITCH!
|Hmmm... Or was he...|
Cheeky little bugger.
OH. MAH. GAWD! Beyond funny.
The mother inside finally overrides my child inside, and tells FTD in-between fits of laughter, that we are terrible! We should not be laughing and encouraging this bad behavior. Even if Ollie is calling FTD a Bitch, and it's the funniest thing he has ever said or done. Toddlers do not use the word Bitch!
FTD, finally stops laughing long enough to call Ollie over. Ollie runs over the FTD and pulls a Thomas The Tank Train bridge out from behind FTD's back. He runs it back to me and yells, BITCH!
Dear God... he is trying to say, Bridge.
I look at him and say, OH, BRIDGE. He yells back with excitement, Yeah, BITCH!
|This could go terribly wrong for us if presented with a bridge in a crowd with Ollie.|
I told FTD we were still terrible and needed to not encourage the wrong enunciation of words either. FTD, said, Oh Balls, and walked off. He maintains that this is one of the best parts about having a toddler. Ollie can yell Bitch-Ass-Shit and get away with it. because really he is saying, Bridge and Ship. I had no choice but to agree. It's funny, and we are going to love it while it lasts.
As some of you know, I turned to my Facebook community of AWESOME! to tell about the Bridge/Bitch episode. And as usual, my AWESOME community fired back with their own stories and confessions of laughing at poorly pronounced Trucks, Ships and Clocks. I even had a good friend of mine send me video of her son saying, 'Cock', instead of clock. I bet I watched it two or three times, before calling FTD over to watch it a few more times with me. It's funny, I cannot help it!
This is the time when toddlers will say the damnedest things! And dammit, it's FUNNY!
Of course we will not encourage bad words when he says them on purpose, but the clocks, trucks and bridges coming out a little skewed... since all we can do about it is laugh, we might as freaking well!
What's your toddler saying?