Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Butt-ed out?

One of those hilarious instances that happen all the time that I don't always manage to note down...

D is 7 and a half years old, and a voracious reader to boot. Once in a while I read something "with" her just to see she's understanding all the words, you guessed it - she surprizes me with knowing a lot of the  elaborate words too.

This happened last evening - S has some allergy in his eyes, so in trying to keep him from doing anything to strain it, we had a long story session. I read 2 stories, D read 1, then D wanted to tell her "own" made-up story. I started walking around and doing something else by now, but suddenly heard her use the word "butted" in the story - about a cow butting somebody.

S: What's the meaning of butted?
D: It's when you push somebody with your bum.

5 seconds of "Hunh?!" from me, and then it struck!!! My perfect little monster did have a few doubts after all :)

P.S: For Day 6 of Marathon Bloggers, I think this challenge has made me note down more embarassing stuff than I ever used to, my kids are not going to thank you ;).

P.P.S: I hope the kids are going to say/do something funny tomorrow!

22 comments:

  1. hahaha..not fair, I give it to D..At her age, am not sure I knew about even simple words :-0

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    1. But Uma, I had this image of a bull pushing someone with its backside in my head for the longest time !! Not as scary as actually being butted is it :) ?!

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  2. This is hilarious! the things children say these days.. I remember our 3 yr old niece using the "F" word in front of my MIL!! Oh my god what a drama it was at home.. we then had to tell her it was " Frog" and not otherwise.. :)

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    1. LOL that must have had quite an effect :).

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  3. Each one of posts are such "awww" inspiring, Aparna. If possible,please do try and get your kids to the potluck, it would be a treat talking to them. :)

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    1. So sweet of you to say that Aparna. Spend too much time around them, and I'm not sure you'll be awwwing though ;).

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  4. Ha ha ha! The visual is so funny! My son uses a lot of new words and invents them too... for example he started calling 8 a 'follecting' number. We still don't know what it means!

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    1. Thanks Cuckoo/Meerah.. that sounds like quite a mystery, let me know when it gets solved ;).

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  5. So funny! BUt she's right u know...:) kids are pretty logical!

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    1. Yeah Aparna, that is what absolutely got me! How kids think so logically and find hilarities in the English language I had never thought about twice :).

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  6. It did butted you to get through Day 6.

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    1. True Pinksocks, I hadn't seen that angle ;).

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  7. I agree with D completely. Butting should have everything to do with the 'butt' and nothing to do with the 'horns'. English Vinglish!

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    1. Isn't it Jane? And it's good to get surprizes in English as adults too once in a while ;).

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  8. Keeping 'butting' away at it ...the kids will be all right :-)

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    1. Thanks TypeWriterMom :)!

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  9. the challenge wont take you down fight!

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    1. haha Will do Aaron, thank you :)

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  10. That was wonderful i woudl say ;)
    I would make suer to carry along a dictionary if I ever get to meet those kids. No idea where thy would catch me :)

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    1. Have to agree Life Begins, the time is not far away when I won't be able to answer their doubts anymore !!

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  11. D sounds like such a sweetheart, reading a story for her brother!! N has been having a chinese fixation. He's bee saying some stuff and passing it off as chinese, no way for me to authenticate that. I am one perplexed mom right now!

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    1. Simz, have to admit that's not always, in this case reading was the deciding factor ;). Chinese?! Wow, I can only imagine!! You should start learning it on the side too ;).

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