05 September 2007

Pint Sized Grammar

About a boy in her daycare class:

I love Owen, he's such a favorite boy for me.


How she asks for things:

May you please get me some milk?


Instead of using "tomorrow":

The next day, can I visit the children?


Sometimes it sounds like she's speaking English as a second language.

18 comments:

slouching mom said...

I adore the way kids phrase things. And Jack used to say number two!

English is an impossibly tough language -- I'm constantly surprised that kids learn it so easily, on the whole.

wordgirl said...

My youngest used to say things like, "I could eat chocolate cake ALL THE DAYS"...instead of All of the Time or All Day Long. I miss those days.

S. said...

Excellent!

mayberry said...

If all else fails, it's always worth throwing a "please" in there somewhere!

Teryn said...

My daughter says "may you please ..." too. So funny -- I'll miss it when she outgrows it.

Eva said...

I guess she is, if you consider babbling to be the first language.

Her Grace said...

I love toddlerisms. I rarely correct them, which drives my husband crazy. They'll get it eventually...why hurry them along?

pinknest said...

i love this. it's pint-sized sophistication!!

MadMad said...

My son is six, and he STILL says "May you please..." about things. Oops. Being raised by wolves, he is. Oh well. But it is so cute! I love all that stuff they say before they turn 10 and know it all!

Jen M. said...

I love kid-isms. I love that age!

BOSSY said...

Bossy's son used to say "come here" with a french accent, "Mommy, Vee-air!"

Aliki2006 said...

I love pint-sized grammer! It's so endearing...

Mad Hatter said...

Mine too. Pronouns are a bugger for them, aren't they?

Anjali said...

I love "the next day." So much more poetic than "tomorrow."

Furrow said...

I agree with the others: I rather like the sound of it. It makes her sound like a European world traveler.

Tabba said...

Connor uses Next Day too.
I love hearing pint size grammar.
(mine isn't too far off)

andi said...

That is so cute! My daughter calls every time in the past "yesterday". So even if she ate toast an hour ago, she'll say, "I just had toast for breakfast yesterday." I'm going to be so bummed when she can actually speak properly.

Nancy said...

Heh. Mimi sometimes calls tomorrow "next day" too.

I miss the days when she used to say "fut" instead of "put." Like, "Momma, will you help me fut on my coat?"