Lellow Boobots

She might be mortified if she knew I had revealed this, but my 10-year-old only stopped pronouncing “animal” as “aminal” about a year ago. I thought it was kinda cute. Not sure she’d agree.

This morning, I’m wondering: what mispronunciations have your kids come up with?


Lello Boobots

I recall her wide-eyed wonder
spying wions at the zoo;
and how she made her boobots beep
when playtime wockets flew.

I loved requests for favorite foods,
especially pasghetti.
And how she waited for the wash
to get her geen dwess ready.

In summertime, I watched her chase
the fire fires on our lawn,
And framed the picture
of the smiling lellow sun she’d drawn.

But soon enough my little girl
began to speak more clearly,
and that’s when I began to miss
her mispronouncements dearly.

©2010 Carlotta Eike Stankiewicz


5 thoughts on “Lellow Boobots

  1. Thanks for your comment, Melinda.

    Funny – to me, “yeyyow” seems harder to say than “yellow!” Go figure.

    I wish I had written down or remembered more of my daughters’ mispronunciations. There were a ton of them, and they were soooo cute…

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