Saturday, June 12, 2010

stiffles and gorillas

I love watching my kids grow up, especially some of the language development. Blue, at 4 1/2, asks when he hears a word that he doesn't understand. Pink, at 2 1/2, just pronounces things the way she thinks they should sound. For instance:

stiffles: stubble + prickles = what daddy's face feels like when he hasn't shaved

gorilla: umbrella

next by me: as in, "sit next by me", which is something between "by" and "next to"

litty bitty: little bit or itty bitty, I'm not really sure, but I know it's not very much

mommymommymommy: my new name; apparently the old one wasn't getting attention quickly enough

bistic: biscuit

Pink is also working on her "s" sounds at the beginnings of words, so we either hear a lot of "SSSSS" or none at all, either of which is hilarious.


  1. Love the toddler words! When Evan tries to say the word the way we all say it (all boring like) we quickly correct him. I think 'stiffles' could certainly be a contender for newest addition to Webster.

    Looks like you're having a fun summer so far! Blow some summer our way, won't you?

  2. I love this stage. I almost killed my husband when he corrected Matthew from saying Gatorwater instead of Gatoraid. I told him to NOT tell him marshmallows aren't pronounced "harshmallows".