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Parenting: We reached the “Why?” Stage

“Where did momma go?” asks our three-year-old foster kid.

“She went to visit her friend,” I say. “She’ll be back later.”

“Why?”

“Because she wants to come back. She would miss us.”

“Why?”

“Because she loves us.”

“Why?”

“Because she does.”

“Why?”

“Um. Let’s practice not talking.”

“Why?”

**sigh**

Cute Things Our Kid Says Wrong – Part Two

So, our three-year-old foster kid mispronounces words in the most ridiculously cute way possible (click here for Part One):

Library = Larry

Studying = Scuddying

Bumped my head = Bunked my head

Computer = Poohter

Of course, some things are not so cute. Occasionally she has to go poop, and she says: “My butt hurts.” However, sometimes she does not give this warning. Sometimes she just poops her pants and then she says:  “My butt doesn’t hurt.”

:-(

What words have you heard kids mispronounce?

Cute Things Our Kid Says Wrong

So, our three-year-old foster kid mispronounces words in the most ridiculously cute way possible:

Bank = Bink

Caillou (a kids show) = CaiMee … or … CarMee

Octopus = Ossaposs

Hippopotamus = Hickopossamus

Sprinkler = Splinker

Craig = Keg

Hokey Pokey = Pokey Pokey

Back Pack = Pack pack

Itsy Bitsy Spider = Itsy Pitsy Cider

Giraffe = Grif

Random, she sees an ant and calls it a spider. She’s “scared” of spiders! But when she sees a real spider, she calls it a bug, and she’s not afraid of bugs.

What words have you heard kids mispronounce?

Today I Became a Dad for the First Time – Plus, my 200th Post

Happy Father's Day

Today I became a dad. A foster dad. So yes… this is an exciting day. But remember, when a child goes into foster care it is one of his/her worst days EVER.

We got the call last week that we would be getting our first placement… Continue reading Today I Became a Dad for the First Time – Plus, my 200th Post