Child Speak

I love it when babies turn in to little child like versions of people.  And they start to learn language.  Because in most cases the learning produces some adorable alterations to the spoken word that we kind of hate to correct.  Just a few of my favorites:

Peered Ears……………………………………………………Pierced Ears

Chitty O’s……………………………………………………….Cheerios

Elboats………………………………………………………….Elbows

Pakettie………………………………………………………..Spaghetti

Doog…………………………………………………………….Dog

Hosh……………………………………………………………House

As adorable as this is we recognize that it is the child’s version of something we say.  And they are repeating it trying to form the sounds.   And as they grow they usually adapt to the proper speaking of it.  Or at least the same way the adults in their lives are saying it.  Whether the adult is saying it correctly or not.

However.

I think I call shenanigans on the most recent developing speaker in our family.

My very young grandchildren call me “Mamo”.

The youngest is just forming his words.  And it is adorable.

For the most part.

His newest word:

Big Butt………………………………………………………….Mamo .

He says “big butt” and they say “it’s how he says Mamo”.   I don’t know who they think they are kidding.

Say it out loud.  Do it again.

One more time.

Am I right?

Shenanigans.

So much shenanigans.