"…And she smiles at the future." ~Proverbs 31:25

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Young children pick up their native language at an astonishing rate. I am always amazed at how quickly and effortlessly they grow to understand vocabulary and syntax without any formal instruction. Of course, sometimes there are bumps along the way, which provide plenty of free entertainment for those witnessing them.

A while back Remi went through a stage where she often substituted words and phrases she knew for those that weren’t familiar or didn’t make sense to her. Here are a couple of examples:

She found a package of these ….

…. and asked, “Hey, Mommy, do you think Daddy would mind if I ate some of his Sesame Streets?”

A week later we went through the drive-through at Whataburger and got a vanilla malt, the first malt she’d ever tasted. Apparently, she liked it; the whole way home, she kept asking, “Can I have another drink of that Malt-O-Meal?”

Here’s where I’ll open it up to the rest of you: What funny things have you heard from the mouths of little ones? Please share them in the comments so we can all smile together!

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Traveling smiles

I guess the more kids you have, the less cash you have in your entertainment fund, but no matter–kids provide so much free entertainment!

As we were packing to leave for our trip to PTP, I told the boys to lay out all the shirts and pants they planned to take on their beds so that I could make sure they had enough clothes for the week-long event. I expected a haphazard pile of each, but when I came into Chandler’s room, this is the T-shirt stash I found:

One night during PTP, we took the girls to go eat supper while the boys were involved in a teen activity. At one point. I looked up and saw Addy drinking from her milk and her water at the same time. When I asked why, she said, “I’m making skim milk!”

Thankfully, our kids have always been good travelers, and this trip was no exception. One of the more enjoyable parts of the long drive was listening to the word-salad ramblings of our 2-year-old as we drove along…

“Why does milk have no hands and no arms?”

“What will a peacock do if I bite him?”

“Can I have the other manger’s phone?”

“I have a baby in my heart.”

“We blow bubbles but I call you Elizabeth.”

“The quiet surgery woke up in the morning.”

Sometimes there was even peace and quiet…

Free entertainment rocks!

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Want to know more about PTP? Check out all these related posts:

What exactly is PTP?

PTP highlights

What I learned at PTP (Part 1)

What I learned at PTP (Part 2)

What I learned at PTP (Part 3)

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