Learning to Talk

Toddler is standing on the back steps, looking in at me.

“Mama!” She says excitedly, “I want my cock!”

ummmm….

“Your……. Clock?”

“No! My cock!”

“Your…..” I’m wracking my brain, “…Talk?”

No! I want my co-CK!” With an almost German throat clearing sound on the “ck.”

At that point I can’t stand it anymore and bust out laughing, practically falling down the steps to her. Fortunately she takes it in good humor and laughs with me, seeing the basic hilarity of communication.

“Ok,” I say. “Take me inside and show me what you mean.”

We go in and look from room to room until she sees what she’s looking for.

“My cock!”

“Ohhhhhhhh. Of course. Your CHalk!” I say. “Ch-ch-ch-chalk.”

“Yeah, ch-ch-ch-COCK!”

6 thoughts on “Learning to Talk

  1. Don’t you just love it? My grandson has given us years of laughs at his language development. Used to be he couldn’t say his “g”s and so called me Dramma. But he later spelled it Drama. How right he was at that time of my life!

  2. My niece is 2 1/2 and wants a pair of those rubber shoe things, called Crocs in the UK (you can see where this is going, can’t you?).

    Out shopping with her mum, she saw a display and said in a loud voice “Mummy, I want cocks”. Mummy pointed out that they were all too small for her so they would have to buy some later – “OK, cos I want big cocks”.

    My sister couldn’t talk for several minutes afterwards because she was laughing so much!

  3. Reminds me of the time I took my now thirteen-year-old to the beach as a toddler and listened mortified to her yelling, “Fuck, fuck!” as she chased the ducks. :) I walked around after her and said, “Yes honey, quack, quack!”
    Just stumbled on your blog today when my blog referred me from my screwed up marmalade recipe to your maramalade recipe. Love it and I’ll definitely be back.

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