Even at a young age, my kids have all spoken quite well. Aside from the cute "Hopter Copter" for Helicopter, "Bullderazer" for Bulldozer, or "Ahjun" for Orange, all their words have been fairly easy to understand.
Then Margot came along and turned that all upside down.
I've never been good at understanding people anyway, which is a little surprising since half my family has really strong Chinese accents, and I worked with children and adults with disabilities for a very long time. Between the two, I should be a champ.
However, that's not the case.
I find myself doing the very annoying "What did she say?" to my husband, who, for some reason, knows exactly what she's talking about.
Except for "orange." She actually says orange like my Chinese grandmother. That I get!
But along with being pretty hard to understand at times, she really does say the funniest things - you know, the things that you hear people talk about and you don't completely believe actually happen.
I mean, does your kid really say "COCK" for clock? And if so, do you really need to ask them to say it over and over again and laugh like a bunch of 5 year olds who keep saying "butt" over and over?
Then Margot started saying "SHITYOU" for tissue. And yes, it's just as funny as it sounds, the 4000 times I ask her what she needs to wipe her nose with.
Yesterday, she was playing with a new lego set that has two horses.
"Look mom, I have two PUSSIES!" she exclaimed.
I did a double take. Then snorted.
Yeah, yeah. I'm a 12 year old boy.
But man, I couldn't make this stuff up if I've tried. And for all the crap we have to wipe off their butts after they poop in a freaking pull-up, I should be able to get a little satisfaction at their expense.
Alright, so let's hear the funniest way you've heard a kid say a word.