Sunday, March 30, 2008

Growing pains

Katie has called ketchup "shupshup" forever. Okay, I know I shouldn't repeat their baby pronounciations back at them. I know this. I knew this as a preschool and kindergarten teacher who worked with special needs students. I knew this when we were under strict orders from Sam's speech therapist and sped teachers NOT to encourage anything less than proper pronounciation. But those little garbled words they can come up with just suck you in with all the cuteness. And so, I call ketchup "shupshup" too. I'm feeling a little humbled and sad right now though. The other night I asked her if she wanted some "shupshup" and she told me "No Mumma, not shupshup, KESHUP!" My heart skipped a beat and I had to stop myself from correcting her(No, it's shupshup! shup shup, do you hear me! really it is!!!). gasp! sob! no! My baby is growing up and I'm not quite ready for it.

4 comments:

(fairy) Godmother said...

you should have told her there was no Keshhup in the house, but there was a bottle of Shushup!

Nikki said...

Hehe, that is cute!

Nikki
www.madebynikki.blogspot.com

Nikki said...

That is sweet- thanks so much :)

Jean said...

I get sad too when James starts pronouncing something correctly (or at least close to it). He used to call my parents Bama and Bampa, but now they are just regular old Grandma and Grampa. :(