Sometimes "kid-speak" is so funny you don't want to tell them the correct pronunciation. Sometimes they won't believe you.
The Tumbleweed likes to call the local playground "Whirly World", it is really "Woolie World" after the school mascot, the "Woolies". We've tried correcting her recently, after letting her say it wrong for a year or so, but "Whirly" just makes sense to her because there are lots of things that spin. So "Whirly World" it is.
This morning, the Dandelion had a new one. I told him we were heading off to Purgatory Chasm to go letterboxing. He went running to his room and returned with a stuffed toy and said, "Can I bring Pablo to Park of Toys?" Too cute! I think we are in a little trouble when we get there and there is no "Park of Toys"!
This comes on the heels of the Dandelion's latest word mix-up, which has been landing him in trouble. About two weeks ago, he started expressing his anger by hitting. But not just hitting, by telling the person he was mad at "I'm going to hit you now!" Well after about a week of being punished for hitting & punching. He has changed his warning. Now when he gets mad he says, "I'm mad! I am going to punish you now", and then he punches you. Needless to say, he has been sitting timeout a lot, but at least he seems to be listening to the reasons why.
1 year ago