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September 29, 2010

Let's Just Keep It in Context, Folks

It’s so exciting to me that Baby B is now regularly putting together two- and three-word sentences, and Baby A is not far behind her. I just marvel at each new thought they express…it’s just amazing to me.

I was reveling in a new phrase that B said this afternoon. I was drinking a bottle of water, and she pronounced, “Mommy drinking!

Yes, Sweetie, Mommy is drinking a bottle of water.

And then it hit me what a potentially disturbing phrase she had just uttered if taken in the wrong context.

I can just hear the whispers circulating in our little town…

She drinks!

In front of her kids!

And it must be pretty regular to think her 21-month old says it like it’s the most normal thing in the world!

Tsk, tsk, tsk...for shame, for shame!

I just added this to the list of shudder-inducing words and phrases that I hope the girls don’t say in public…”Boobies!” (which they still call “blueberries”), and “Shirt!” “Shorts!” or “Sit!” (which all sound too close to "shiznet" for my comfort level).

I’m sure I’ll be a source of embarrassment for the girls when they’re in middle school…I guess they’re just trying to prepay the favor. :)


Anonymous said...

my friend's oldest daughter couldn't say her t's for the longest time. she would pronounce them as f's. so if she saw a truck she would call it a f*^k!! they used to be mortified! :)

Andrea said...

I love it! Too funny! The only thing I can think of at the moment that mortified Todd and I in public is......when Luke first started talking he would always say "Hi Momma" to all the waitresses. On time he said Hi Dada to the clerk at Ross. I was by about embarrassing! The poor guy probably thought I was a single Mother and my son was reaching out to a male figure!

I think I have said this before, but it is awesome how well your girls are speaking!

Nicole said...

When my oldest was that age, she was fascinated with clocks and watches of any kind. She called them all a "clock", but she couldn't pronounce the "l". It was particularly mortifying when we were all standing in an elevator one day and a young man enters wearing a wrist watch. He was standing with his arms by his side and my daughter points to his watch and yells, "clock, clock". Let's just say it was not obvious that she was pointing at his watch unless you knew what she was trying to say, which, of course, the gentleman did not. There is no telling what he thought about us. My husband turned about 10 shades of red.

Rebecca said...

This is awesome...I just posted on today's blog post that Hailey recently heard us talking about stopping off for some wine and distinctly said, "Mommy Juice." Great, huh?

JenM said...

LOL! Maggie has been saying the word d*ck the past couple of days (not duck - she knows that one!) and I have no idea what it means. I think I even heard her giggle a "happy d*ck" last night.

Oh well, it's cute for now!

Deanna said...

Too funny!! My MIL swears Mackenzie said "Oh sh*t' when she fell down yesterday. I have no idea what she might have been trying to say, but she didn't get it from me!

Eric, Marilyn, and Elliott said...

We are starting to move out of this phase as Elliott's enunciation improves. But I remember (& still blush a little) at him LOUDLY proclaiming "I sit! I sit!" over & over in a restaurant. And for a while he called his privates a "stick." (I don't even know where that came from!) The first time he said it, I freaked out thinking he said "d*ck"& wondering where he heard that word! And "fork" was really scary too. The joy of toddler talk!

Marcia (123 blog) said...

too funny!

I say you'll have to be prepared to be embarrassed when you have kids. I've already had people looking when they throw tantrums :)

Good thing I'm not easily embarrassed

reanbean said...

Fortunately, although my kiddos talk a ton, they're not often easily understood by nonfamily members. Hopefully that buys me some time to talk a bit about what's okay for sharing and what we keep to ourselves (i.e. potty talk is not okay). :o)