Sorry to keep posting about my preschooler's word confusion, but I just can't help myself. He's been saying some of the funniest things lately, and I don't want to forget these:
Sloppy Joes. He kept referencing sloppy joes in a wrong and often bizarre context. So I stepped back and listened more closely. "I love the noodles we get at Sloppy Joes." and "Can we got to Sloppy Joes."
I eventually figured out that he calls Trader Joes "Sloppy Joes."
The Big Tire. We've been hitting the garage sales lately, and whenever we approach a new one my son runs up to the person-in-charge and asks, "Do you have a Big Tire?"
Well, he's close. In reality, we've be searching for a Big Wheel for him.
Pellopinater. I've been wearing a pedometer lately for the Walking Club at work. I guess I could have told him it was a "ticker" or something, but I just told him the correct name for it. Since pedometer is kind of a tough one to pronounce, I wasn't surprised when he came up with his own variation: The Pellopinater.
Because he's so obsessed with my pedometer, I picked one up for him too. I'd love to compare my steps vs. his for the day, but he clicks the "reset" button a little too often for that to work.
And it's really cute. He'll often look at my pedometer and comment (regardless of the number), "Wow Mom, that's a lot of steps today."
10 months ago