What My Kid Says These Days – Part 4

IMG_6628.JPGOn 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.

28 thoughts on “What My Kid Says These Days – Part 4

    • Thank you Elissaveta! She is so funny. She cruises and you can find her standing by his table (plastered with dinosaur stickers) and roaring gently 😀
      Hope you are settling down in your new home.

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  1. You definitely put a smile on my face. I love little kids pronunciation or attempts at pronunciation of words. I may have told you that my son has always loved music. When he wasn’t quite two whenever Kim Karnes music came on my son would call her “King Kong!”

    I have been without a computer for a week, so I am WAY behind with my emails. I wish you an enjoyable and very Happy Easter.

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  2. These are gorgeous, Gulara. I love to see your little boy already being so sociable and kind. And your daughter exerting herself like that. What a great first word. It reminds me of Helen Reddy’s song, “I am woman, hear me roar!” Your children are fortunate in choosing such a wonderful Mum and family to grow up in.

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    • Your words touched me to tears, Norah. My children mean the world to me and to get this feedback from you matters a lot to me. Thank you so much for the reference to Helen’s song. I haven’t heard it until just now. I loved it!!! And learnt a few things along the way. She sang it the year I was born, which was apparently declared the International year of women by the UN. 🙂 It gives a whole new meaning to my attempts to support women’s empowerment. Many blessings!

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