Sometimes when the kids say something in an incorrect way, I purposely don't correct them, because I think it's cute...sometimes it's hilarious, and all too soon they'll say their words the right way, anyway. Then there are other times that you have to correct them or they'll be humiliated when they realize what they actually said. At any rate all my kids have had a speaking mishap or two in the last month. Here are 4 of my favorites (they get better as the list goes on):
One cold night, we went walking around the neighborhood to look at Christmas lights, and my mom made soup for us. When we got back, Miles had just woken up from a late afternoon nap, and saw us eating. We asked him if he was hungry and if he would like some soup, when he promptly replied,
"No thanks! My need ice cream."
We thought it was so funny, but it got better. We told him he couldn't have ice cream until he ate some dinner. When it was all said and done, he really just wanted to dip chips in the Sour Cream...the joke was on him! I think he thought the sour cream really was ice cream on the table, but it's not even close to the same!
Emmett has been fixing his hair on his own lately. We were getting ready to go somewhere for the holidays, and he asked me, "Mom, where is the Hair Jell-O?"
Emmett is also a spontaneously musical kind of guy. We'll find him singing at random times, and because it was Christmas, he had heard me playing Handel's Messiah. Every time he sings the Hallelujah Chorus at the top of his lungs, I just giggle with his own innocent variation:
"Hal-le-YUMA....Hal-le-YUMA....Halleyuma, Halleyuma, HAL-LE-YUMA!"
Last, but certainly not least, on the day of the Christmas program, our church building was decorated so beautifully for the service. The boys were admiring the changes in the chapel, when Tyson leans over to Mitch and tells his dad,
"Wow! Look at all those PLACENTAS!"
Mitch was entirely confused...in his head, he was thinking...are there a lot of pregnant women around here or something...why would he say that? So he asked Tyson, "What are you talking about?"
And Tyson said, "You know! All those beautiful red flowers!"
.....Placenta....Poinsettia...same difference, right?