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A Potato Chip by Any Other Name….

From time to time I post stories about things I learned from my toddler grandson. We really do learn a lot from our children and grandchildren.

So the other day when my grandson who is turning three next month corrected me on my terrible vocabulary mistake, I realized how important language is and how we need to pay attention to our words.

I asked him how he was enjoying his “chips” which is what he calls “potato chips.” Without skipping a beat and barely swallowing said chips, he corrected me, “It’s NOT chips, Omi! It’s Bissli.”

 

Oh my! How could I make such a serious mistake?! You all know that Bissli and Potato Chips are two entirely different snacks and here I had the audacity to imply they were one and the same.

Lesson learned: Watch your language; you will be called on it.

I think there is much to be said about calling things by their appropriate names. About a month ago, I wrote a thank you card to a friend who had done a huge favor to me. She commented later to me that she appreciated that I spelled her name correctly. Apparently, she spells her first name differently from the typical way to spell that name. Without divulging who she is, here’s an example: If her name is “Judy,” she spells is “Judie.” Or if her name is Rebecca, she spells it Rebeka. And she was glad that I – unlike many others – remembered to spell it correctly on the card.

I thought of my grandson and how he was particular not to confuse the names of Bisly and Pringles. And I realized that I’m going to pay attention to other people’s desires for precision in spelling, pronunciation and vocabulary usage. If it doesn’t make a difference to me, why annoy the other person with sloppiness?

A person’s name is precious to him or her. He or she values a name. So the next time you buy a canister of Pringles,

 

don’t you dare call them potato chips.

 

 

Or Bissli……………

Call them by their proper name, or you WILL be corrected. By your toddler or pre-school aged grandson.

Show respect for words and their meanings. Don’t ever say, “Oh it’s the same thing….let’s not make a big deal.”

Because it is a big deal. Words matter.


Too Much Toddler Cuteness

My two-year old grandson, also known as The Toddler is too cute these days and it’s driving me crazy. Terrible Twos should be renamed Too-Twos, because they are too-too cute.

I look at my grandson who is 2 and I melt. Then I stop doing whatever I’m doing such as working, cleaning, cooking, shopping, writing. And I simply stare at him and marvel at the cuteness that is in that miniature man.

Seriously, it should be illegal for kids to be so darn cute and funny. And this is NOT a humble bragging post. This is real.

How is anyone supposed to get anything done when grandchildren are around?

Actions of my toddler grandson that melt my heart. Why do I love you? Let me count…

  1. The way he mispronounce words and phrases. No one bothers to correct them because we love it. Jackie his teacher is Gackie. Chocolate milk is Goka-milk. This is Dis.
  2. The way he toddles around, runs, jumps and skips
  3. The way he giggles.
  4. The way he sings- right on tune, and filling in all the words to the ends of lines.
  5. The way he guess the color of objects and get it right about 50% of the time. Green (geen) seems to be the default when he doesn’t know. “White one” is also a trial answer for “I don’t know”
  6. His blond curly hair is gorgeous.
  7. His cute memory of new words and phrases every day.
  8. His concentration in playing with toys, does puzzles (buzzles) and builds with maga-tiles (wacky-tiles).
  9. His arguing and debating. No! No! No! (when his mommy or daddy say yes) and Yes! Yes! Yes! (when his mommy or daddy say yes)

Anyone have more cuteness behaviors to add to this list. Feel free to “kvell” away in the comments below. It’s good for us to share, to write, to spell it all out below. Maybe that will help us get it out of our system so we can move on to doing the real stuff

Like writing a blog with some objective depth.

End of Kvell. Back to work.


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