Friday, July 30, 2010
Some Awkward Situations
Ever since Roo was a baby she has used her middle finger to point at things. I have tried to gently correct this over the years to no avail, the middle finger is still her finger of preference. I have always gotten dirty looks from people when she sticks her hand up to point at something high. Almost like I purposely taught her to unknowingly flip people the bird. I remember saying to my husband when we got my ultrasound with her that it kind of looked like she was giving us the finger. Years later I can admit she probably was (but not on purpose people). Several other notable things that make me look like a bad parent..........she pronounce chipmunk as chinkmunk, again we are trying to gently change this without making it a big deal. Next her pronunciation of Texas. I have no idea why she even talks about Texas since we live in Canada, but she mentions it several times a week. I think that she might have gotten it from Sponge Bob Square Pants because I believe Sandy the squirrel may be from Texas, correct me if I am wrong though. If she says it slowly enunciating both syllables it comes out as Tex-as. But, if she says it quickly for some reason it comes out as testis. I have no idea why. Lastly we were doing a reading lesson yesterday of words that use the or sound. She was reading the list corn, horn, torn, worn and then pork came after those. I assume she was on a roll with the orn words and said the last word as porn. A high pitched cackle/shocked laugh came out of my mouth uncontrollably and I corrected her mistake without referring to the wrong word. I'm glad she didn't question what it meant, because I'm not too sure how I would explain that one. Am I the only one who gets the pleasure of dealing with these awkward situations?