Thursday, October 18, 2007

Kidspeak

My daughter is funny. You may not enjoy it as much as I do, mostly because you have to hear it delivered from her serious, small face, but it's still mildly amusing even if it's read. She offered up this gem not too long ago:

"I want to give this rubber band to Dakota. I don't think he's experienced one yet."

Great! Because what cat shouldn't miss the experience (???) of a rubber band?

We were in a Chinese restaurant the other day and some people came in that we knew. (I know, I can count on one hand how many times that has happened since we moved here.) Anyway, after they left OC said, "Well, THAT was a pleasant surprise!"

I'm sorry, 'pleasant'?

Don't get me wrong, I'm glad she's using words like pleasant, I just don't know where she heard it. Not from me. When I see people I know I'm more likely to use words like: no! Don't go! No! Stay! Please!

So, you know, mystery.

4 comments:

Carrie said...

She sounds like quite a cutie!

Amanda said...

Indeed adorable. I love the way my daughter blends an incredible vocabulary with a lingering inability to get certain words right. The other day she came into bed with us and she turned to Sean (as he made a subtle morning boxer short adjustment) and said, "Dad, you can't touch your banana, it's not ok."

Amy said...

I love kidspeak. It's hilarious!

My favorite is when my oldest said that he wanted to donate his tooth to hurricane survivors. *snort*

Melissa said...

I can totally imagine it, since we both have first graders. :) Also, how come "No! Don't go! NO! Stay! Please!" never works? I've been wondering.