On our holiday abroad, a boy of 5 got my son’s attention from the balcony above.
‘I’m Caspian,’ my son said.
‘Yes,’ the boy answered.
A few more exchanges followed, which predominantly involved the other boy saying ‘Yes’. After a few minutes my son said:
‘I have… I have… I have something!’
He ran into our room and returned with two hats.
‘I have two hats!’
‘Yes,’ the boy answered (we later found out he was a German-speaker).
As many children his age, his pronunciation of some words isn’t quite right which is utterly adorable to us and can be confusing to other people. For example,
- Snatch you means statue;
- ‘Where’s my porch?’ He says looking for his torch.
- Skanky is everything that’s not quite right.
He had a period when he used the word ‘mostly’ a lot.
‘Mummy, I mostly missed you.’
‘Mummy, are you mostly better?’
‘Mummy, I’m mostly fine.’
‘Mummy, are you a man?’ he said the other morning coming into my bedroom.
‘No, sweetheart, I’m a woman.’
‘When I grow up, I want to be a woman and daddy.’
Several times when we drove by the university where I work, I pointed at the big clock tower and said:
‘Caspian, that’s where mummy works.’
So, yesterday, when we were driving by, he said,
‘Look, that’s where I work! Yes, I can. I need a big ladder!’
Last but not least, my baby girl is starting to speak too!
Her first word is…. Roar! The most adorable imitation of her brother’s constant dinosaur talk.
Second word is bye-bye, accompanied by a wave of her small chubby hand. I’m pretty sure she learnt it from Teletubbies. At least, every time we watch that programme in the morning, she waves a lot.
I hope this post put a smile on your face. And if you’d like to read more heart-warming posts, pop to Trent’s site. He is hosting The Weekly Smile link-up.