Just a bit of advance warning – this post contains much swearing. Unintentional swearing, but swearing all the same. I bet you are now wondering how a post about a dandelion clock could produce such fruity language. Well, read on and I shall explain…
My daughter embarrassed the hell out of me yesterday. My sweet ‘butter wouldn’t melt’ little girl. She’s turning Three next week and, in comparison to other kiddies her age, her speech is a little delayed, but over the last month it has come along in leaps and bounds. She will now have a proper, albeit short, conversation with you, and jabbers away to herself quite happily all day long. It’s as if she has finally found her voice.
Of course, as all toddlers do, she occasionally gets her words mixed up, or replaces one letter for another. M was the same – one of his favourites was to replace T with F. Which, when he was talking about a ‘big truck’ would end up with me giggling under my breath. It was kinda cute.
But now G is doing something similar. She gets letters mixed up or, like yesterday, misses certain letters out all together.
One of her favourite things when we do the school run in the morning is to pick daisies and dandelions. A few days ago she saw a dandelion clock for the first time and she was completely mesmerised by them. So now when we do the school run she is forever searching for another dandelion clock. Just like she was yesterday.
Unfortunately clock is one of those words where she misses out a letter. So, there we were walking from the car to the school gates and she decides to let me know that she wants a dandelion clock – except this is what she actually said:
“I want cock! I want cock!” over and over again, each time just a little louder than before. She did ramp it up at one point by saying “I want a dandy cock!” instead.
I, of course, wanted the world to swallow me whole. I would have tried to shush her, but she’s not one for being shushed! And of course, the one time I really wanted to find a bloody dandelion clock there were none to be seen!
Ahh, kiddies. Out of the mouth of babes, and all that jazz, hey?!! What’s the funniest thing your kiddies have come out with? xxx