“I hear sum-der, I hear sum-der
Hark don’t you, hark don’t you?
Pretty pretty raindrops, pretty pretty raindrops
I’m wet through, so wet through”
My daughter Jessica’s version of “I hear thunder” was top of the toddler charts for much for the summer despite mostly having good weather. She wasn’t remotely bothered by the few thunderstorms we did have – if they were during the day, she was quite happy just to watch them from the window and at night, she tended to sleep through them. However, “sum-der” (thunder) was one of her favourite new words from the summer.
I love the way she mispronounces words – listening to her chatter is just so beautiful. Some of my favourite mispronunced words are:
- Ko-wa-wa (koala)
- Ghee-ha (guitar)
- Seben-ti-teen (seventeen)
- Sooms (spoons)
Listening to her singing round the house is also beautiful. She loves to make up songs and will sing about every little thing she does during the day (mostly to the tune of ‘Polly Put The Kettle On’ or ‘The Wheels On The Bus’) Some of the songs are not quite so lovely from Mummy’s perspective (for instance singing ‘Hands In The Poo’ to the tune of ‘Skip To My Lou’ after being asked to keep her hands out of the way of a particularly delightful nappy change) but others are heart-melting (‘I love mummy, yes I do’ to the same tune). Precious moments.
Do your little ones have words that they mispronounce in a cute way or make up songs with cute or funny words?
Joining in with mumturnedmom for this week’s The Prompt – ‘Thunder’: