My son was home from school today because of a pd day for his teachers. We spent the day together, chatting, reading, we headed to the library and throughout our chats I realized that there are things that he’s going to stop saying because he’ll learn proper pronunciation and grammar. And, I will miss each and every one.
So, today’s Friday Five Favourites are in honour of my son. These are my favourite words/phrases/rituals that he says and that we do. When he learns the correct versions or when he no longer needs them, I will mourn and miss.
- Lellow for yellow. This is one has been around for a while and I would love for it to stay forever.
- No I amn’t. He has abbreviated “am not” into amn’t. I can’t correct him. It’s too cute and in a weird way, makes sense!
- Aminal for animal. He just can’t invert that “m” and “n”. Love it.
- Top. Tar. Stop. Star. This is one is slowing being lost, but still creeps up on him and it’s awesome.
- The Love Bubble. The love bubble is a ritual I started when he was 3 years old. The love bubble is supposed to ward off all monsters and scary things at night when he goes to sleep – because mommy’s love is so strong that monsters will bounce off and he’ll be able to sleep soundly and be safe. I still have to do the love bubble every night. Every night.
I wish he could stay 4 forever; I’ve wished that at every age yet watching him grow up has been nothing short of amazing.
Any favourite words/phrases/rituals that are unique to your children?