Kids say the darndest things, don’t they?
Thankfully, we aren’t at the stage where the girls say horribly embarrassing things about strangers at full volume. Madeline and Emily are in the “See how cute she says ___” stage. And it’s awesome.
For a while, I did that thing you’re not supposed to do and compared my twins’ lack of vocabulary to the extensive vocabulary of other twins their same age. Our girls are definitely not as well-developed in the language department as other toddlers are. However, not all children learn at the same pace, and it seems that they are increasing in language every day so I’m not concerned. Their toddler talk is so much fun to listen to.
I’d like to share some of their toddler vocabulary, and invite you to explore the language of an average 2-year-old. In case you meet Madeline and Emily in the near future, included in this post is a picture dictionary so you have a visual to go with the toddler nonsense that comes out of their mouths.
sandwich : souwart
I actually got a text from the babysitter about this one, asking “what are “souwarts”? Emily wants one.”
giraffe : dragon
You gotta admit, giraffes are weird-looking.
fly : butterfly
bee : butterfly
dragonfly : butterfly
butterfly : butterfly
Are we noticing a trend?
flower : flaller
This particular one would be a “piddy lellow flaller”.
applesauce : applescott
octopus : applescott
Apparently the same word applies to both 8-limbed sea creatures and a bowl of pureed apples. Go figure.
upside-down : up-a-down
Do not be confused, they don’t want to go up AND down, it means they want their head to be where their feet are. I have made this error before, they are not amused.
spider : THE bisty bisty spider
You know, from the song… The bisty bisty spider went up the water spout…
all of the above are firetrucks
wake up : leek up
kitten : callie cat
anything you do on your stomach : swimming
Now you’re caught up on the toddler lingo in the Rushed Mommy home.
I get a kick out of funny words children use for things, please share your own toddler’s translations for things in the comments below!