Do your kids have special ways of saying certain words? Even as my kids have gotten older, there are still a few sayings of theirs that remain unique, like they have their own language. Especially when they are speaking to each other.
When the kids were first learning how to talk, and were toddlers, they had certain ways of saying words. Here are a few:
Lone = phone
Mummin = Muffin
Ot = off
Hat = Have
I wrote those down so that I wouldn’t forget. At the time, I told myself there was no way to forget their cute words. Now, I know there were so many others! Some words, like earmuffins (for ear muffs) still make me laugh.
Those are the memories that sometimes fade; the little mannerisms of the sweet voiced toddler. They have long been replaced with a confident, older voice that my older kids now have. But those wee voices still remain in the back of my mind, yet, they seem a bit foggy now. Has it really been that long since I’ve had a toddler? (The answer is yes, my youngest turns 8 soon!)
Looking back on those toddler years, these unique words, that are cute and sweet, are cherished memories.
Does your child have a special way of saying something? My recommendation is to write it down so you don’t forget!