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Elbows, Apples, and Pillows, and Other Names For Boobs

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One of the things I have loved most about being a parent, and missed most as my babies got older, is the toddler vocabulary.

Both of my kids called cupcakes “pupcakes”.  Spaghetti was “sketti” and “passketti”.  That thing you eat in the morning?  Breaktess, or brefftess, depending on whose kid was eating it.

And it isn’t all about the food, either.  Between my kids and my extended family, some favorite kid vocabulary has included:

  • cornbread=bulldozer (we have NO IDEA why my son called bulldozers “cornbread”)
  • moak=milk
  • Ungyon=onion
  • Cousint=cousin
  • pegetsus=Not the winged horse. This was my sister saying “spaghetti”
  • boatatoes=potatoes
  • mops=moths
  • yogurant=deodorant
  • yogurant=yogurt
  • front butt=(girls)–this needs no explanation
  • chyness=see above (this was a toddler trying to say the correct anatomical name of the front butt)
  • elbows=boobs
  • apples=boobs
  • pillows=boobs

I think it funny that even as toddlers, boys give multiple names to boobs.  Then they became tah-tahs, nah-nahs, and boobies.  After that, was…

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