Sunday, August 9, 2009

Caliputers and other cute sayings

One of my favorite things about the toddler years is all the cute mispronunciations that came out of Elise's mouth. They are so funny that we have almost encouraged them, and I am beginning to realize that it might not have been the best idea.

A few examples:

Caliputer = caterpillar
puter = computer
on perfose = on purpose
fer = for
confection = infection
pisa = pizza

Anyway, it occurred to me today when she said, "Mommy, how do you spell fer," that while it was cute when she was 3, it may not be that cute when she is 5 and in Kindergarten. I don't want her to get teased by her friends, and I don't want it to cause problems when she begins to learn how to spell words and read.

So, as much as I hate to do it, I think we are going to have to start correcting her. Just a part of growing up, but I am sure going to miss all the cuteness.


Lisa said...

Awwww ... she'll adjust really well!