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to be sad I have to correct my son?

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YourNewFriend Fri 05-Nov-10 21:23:29

Feeling sad that DS2 is a big boy at big school now

He is 4.3 and just started Reception. He has some lovely, cute 'wrong' words which we've not corrected up until now. He speaks beautifully but the odd mistake sounds so cute and once corrected they are gone forever. As he's learning to read I've had to give in and tell him the right words.

Tonight we've had to get rid of 'Humbrella' as we're practising U and the picture didn't match the sound blush

Anyone else pine after the day of cute toddler mistakes? AIBU to miss them?

beingsetup Fri 05-Nov-10 21:25:14

My son loves healthty food and he likes to play his intendo lmao!

And don't let anybody tell him otherwise!

sharbie Fri 05-Nov-10 21:26:13

we still call it humbrella

hairytriangle Fri 05-Nov-10 21:27:42

My step-daughter used to not be able to say brocholi prockerly wink

hobnobsaremyfave Fri 05-Nov-10 21:27:42

DD struggled with her "c" sound and would offer me a "tup of tea" and we went on a "tamping holiday in our taravan" I asked her for a "tup of tea" the other day and she glared at me and said "mummy it's a cup of tea silly" sad

CarGirl Fri 05-Nov-10 21:28:13

DD has speech delay. I was very sad when Auntie Woo became Auntie Sue, and lastly she said "yes" instead of "neh" - it's was her last word to go sad

She worked so hard to learn to pronounce so many sounds so she could be understand but I miss them too.

Alibabaandthe40nappies Fri 05-Nov-10 21:29:05


DS is only 2.4 so we have some time to go yet, but I am already not looking forward to the day that we only have boring tomatoes instead of 'pumatoes', or snuggles instead of 'nuggles'.

GailFawkes Fri 05-Nov-10 21:29:19

Aww, DS (in Y1) announces at the end of a meal that he has "pinished" - that has to go sad

crispface Fri 05-Nov-10 21:29:41

Oh, I am dreading dd going to school, as I will have to teach her that brambles are indeed called brambles, and not "grumbles" as she likes to call them.

MmeLindt Fri 05-Nov-10 21:30:52

I smiled today when DS said that he had "membered" something.


GailFawkes Fri 05-Nov-10 21:31:38

Oh yes MmeLindt my DS also "members" things

EvilTwins Fri 05-Nov-10 21:31:56

I'm still mourning the loss of Besghetti Bolognaise for dinner.

IWantToBeAFairyWhenIGrowUp Fri 05-Nov-10 21:32:13

My DD can't say the 'sm' sound so we have fartie yoghurts. Hilarious when we're shopping. smile

mylifewithstrangers Fri 05-Nov-10 21:32:39

I'll be very sorry when the washing machine is no longer the 'washing mean' - it's such a grumpy old appliance grin

itsnotmorningyet Fri 05-Nov-10 21:32:48

I'm still telling my DD (5) that flutterby is the correct pronunciation for butterfly! And I don't correct her when she says basgetti instead if spaghetti - I love it! Dreading when she starts using the correct words.

wondersparkler Fri 05-Nov-10 21:33:31

I was just thinking today how much I'm going to miss DS talking about effluents (those big grey creatures with the long trunks).

itsnotmorningyet Fri 05-Nov-10 21:35:04

eviltwin I'm dreading the day when DD says spaghetti correctly!

gettingonmyownnerves Fri 05-Nov-10 21:36:53

YANBU. DS is only 2.9 and has been talking about Handsome Solo (star wars) and Barton Simpson - so cute!
Not sure I will miss 'cockporn' instead of popcorn, though grin

hobnobsaremyfave Fri 05-Nov-10 21:38:33

My friends DD would tell her parents to "stop nogging" if she ever caught them kissing blush

kitcat83 Fri 05-Nov-10 21:52:57

Our next door neighbour is called "few" (hugh!) and my dad is called "pampa".
I have forgotten so many of these little words and it makes me really sad sad

MmeLindt Fri 05-Nov-10 21:55:02

Oh. Just membered that he also says Kasska instead of Kafka.

Which makes us sound extremely poncy unless you know he is referring to the neighbours dog.

piscesmoon Fri 05-Nov-10 21:57:17

DH and I still use them, although DSs grew out of them years ago!

MumblingClothDoll Fri 05-Nov-10 22:00:09

Well there is a lovely American boy in my DD's class..he is 6 and he says "dwass" for grass and "Twonkers" for conkers! I don't think he's too old for a cute mistake!

SkeletonFlowers Fri 05-Nov-10 22:00:14

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whatagradeA Fri 05-Nov-10 22:01:11

I was gutted when DD stopped saying ba-brah-na (banana!)

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