Assignment #1- Write about a time your child embarrassed you in public.
Warning: This blog post may use explicit language that may not be suitable for all readers. Parental caution is strongly advised.
Ok, I feel like I have done my due diligence in warning readers that you may not want to read on if you may be offended by the fact that my 2 year old twins have not learned the proper pronunciation of TRuck yet. No. They certainly have not.
I almost fell off my chair Wednesday morning when we were at the doctor's office and Bryce & Ave's comments turned what were "busy-not-looking-my-way-eyes" to looks of empathy, maybe even a little humor but mostly shock & disgust, right at me...LMAO!
Let me start over. Both Ave & Bryce are "late" speakers. It's only been in the last month or two that they are really starting to "chat-away", however, their pronunciations are not quite up to par. Let's take the work...oh, I don't know...TRUCK! Bryce drops the TR and replaces it with a F. Ave drops the TR and replaces it with a hard "C". Can you see where this may be going???
Back to Wednesday morning in the Doctor's office; I always allow them to bring one toy when we go out somewhere. Usually something small; a book, a little people, a plastic animal, a hotwheel, etc. On this morning, Bryce insisted on bring one of his favorite trucks...
I am usually a hard a$$ about the "rules" but I was super tired and running late so, I caved. While we were waiting to be called, the kids played quietly and then Bryce held up his truck with this HUGE smile on his face. Here is the conversation that took place:
Me (in a nonchalant kinda way)- "You really like your truck eh Bryce?"
Bryce- "ike da *uck!"
Me (Whispering)- "Truck. You like your TRuck."
Bryce (in an excited, loud voice tone)- "Ike da *uck! Ike da *uck!"
Me (loudly)- "Shhhhhhh....whisper. Use you inside voice please" No sooner had I said that Ave chimes in just as loud if not LOUDER...
Ave- "Brycie ike C-uck! Brycie ike C-uck!"
Bryce (through hysterically giggles)- "Ya A-A! (that's how he says Ave) Ike *uck...IKE *UCK!!!"
Ave- "Ike C-uck...IKE C-UCK!!!"
Just then the nurse called my name and I leaped to my feet and announced to the waiting room, "They love TEEEEEEEERRRRRRR-ucks!!!" smiled and disappeared into the exam room.
I WAS embarrassed until I realized they had both just strung together a THREE WORD SENTENCE!! Woo Hoo! I went from an embarrassed mom to a super PROUD MOM in 2.2 seconds. (So what that it wasn't phonically correct but hey, it's a start!)
I felt compelled to share a little video or two...while they don't string together the 3 word sentence (they don't like to perform on command?!?!?) you will get a better understanding of what was said/heard...LMAO!
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