March 28, 2006

She's Not Saying What You Think

When my younger brother was a baby, he had the same problem many other children do when learning to speak. He couldn't say the "tr" sound. Sometimes it came out "fr" and sometimes just "f". Of course, when he saw a truck driving along the road, this became something of an embarrassment to my mother. He outgrew it finally.

My older two children have spared me this. The Boy refered to trucks as "beeeg cars" until he was able to say the word truck. The Middle Girl had no interest in vehicles and I have no idea if she even had a word for trucks or cars very early on. The Toddler Girl calls all vehicles "Brrm-brrms". Lucky me.

Well, except that The Toddler Girl has developed a passion for frogs, which seem to be as popular an Easter animal these days as the bunny or chick. She gets very excited when she sees a frog, or as she calls them "Fok". Yesterday, we were in a store for 30 minutes and she spent almost the whole time yelling, "Fok! Fok! Fok!" I just hope she doesn't keep showing off her new word.


Jay calls all coveyances "oooo[vvv]". So far, so good!

Posted by: Lenise at March 28, 2006 07:47 PM

Right. (Refresh my memory, people. Isn't this the same family that had a child who had trouble with an aspirated consonant in the word "hassle"?)


Posted by: Patricia at March 29, 2006 01:39 AM

I had forgotten all about The Middle Girl's stage where she said everything was a " 'assle". Okay, so they have been embarrassing me for a while. I try to block it out.

Posted by: Jordana at March 29, 2006 08:20 AM

hope i won't offend with this comment: when my sweet little girl was 2-ish, she was fascinated with trucks, and also had issues pronouncing the word. We would drive along in the car, and she'd point out the window, yelling, "Big (rhymes with "fock" but she used a hard C as the first sound!) _ _ _ _ !" over and over. Used to drive my family members crazy, they were so embarassed!

Posted by: Tricia at March 29, 2006 09:40 AM

Blogworld: the universal collective memory project ;-)

Posted by: Patricia at March 29, 2006 09:58 PM