Kids say some pretty cute shit. Their little brains really do produce some adorable variations of language. Not only the ideas they have, but also the way they say things when they are first learning how to talk.
It can be so endearing that your vocabulary often morphs into theirs. Partly because you want them to understand you, and partly because it is so delightful you never want them to say it right. It is like you develop a secret language with your child. Initiated by their imagination or limitations, they have a dialect that is distinct. I always get kind of sad when a word evolves from her unique way of saying it, into the correct pronunciation. So that is why if someone tries to correct her I will sucker punch them in the solar plexus… I know it can’t last forever, but I just want her Munchee-isms to last as long as possible.
Here are some of my favorite Muchee-isms
Strawbebbies (instead of strawberries)
When saying the alphabet, when she gets to LMNOP it is more: Mmenenopppp and she also says X, Wine, Z
Yawming (instead of yawning)
Copsi–ay (instead of popsicle)
Carry you (instead of carry me)
Plumb (for thumb)- this is especially endearing when she is washing my hands and says “I am washing Mamma’s plumb.”