Toddlers are famous for the way they mix up the consonants in the words they try to pronounce. Or maybe just my toddlers, who knows? Some of our favorites with Cameron were/are “Heh-coppert” and “Ta-mah-wer”. But it is part of what makes any attempt at language adorable. That and Eli’s high pitched nasally tone. In any case, for some reason he has a hard time with the word “snow” and it comes out “nose”.
Richard and I love to tease him. Richard will say
“You want a nose cone?”
“No. A NOSE cone.”
“Oh, a nose cone?”
“No! A NOSE cone!”
“Right, a nose cone.”
“NO Daddy, a NOSE cone!”
“Oh…. a SNOW cone?”
Poor kid, he knows the way it should be, but just can’t make the word come out right. We play this mean trick with all kinds of words like “Lawn Moy” for lawn mower and “Nules” for noodles. It never gets old for us. We are terrible.
But with snowcone in hand, you can’t bring these guys down.