What’s The Word For…

Today, we’re going to ignore the elephant in the room (that’d be me) still here. Let us instead talk about the new words that children teach us every day. For example, growing up we always called spaghetti “pasketti”, and green beans “bean beans”. For some reason, many times the child gets a word wrong, but it sticks anyway, adding a memory to our banks and an adage to our daily speech. The author of the book I’m reading recalled that her daughter, when seeing jonquils one spring said, “Look Mommy- tranquils!” and that’s what they continue to be to this day.
This weekend we attended a bonfire, and N was out roasting marshmallows. He came up to a friend of ours later and reported, “I made a snore!” She didn’t understand, so he explained, “…with marshmallows and graham crackers and chocolate!” We’ll see if that is what we call one of our favorite summer pastimes from now on. Another new word in our family is “sirapot”- can you guess what that is?
What kinds of words have made it into your family’s vocabulary?

2 Replies to “What’s The Word For…”

  1. My favorite is Chloe asking to wear her swimming soup all summer.

    Claire has recently been noticing Hamraham Lincoln as well. We laugh every time.

    One that annoys me is Claire STILL calling root beer, root beard.

    I know there are more, but that is all I can think of right now. 😉

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