Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Nay-oh

Our little family lives in Arizona, and yet our little guy sounds like he's from Georgia. All of a sudden, he's adding in extra vowels and syllables. No has become nay-oh. Milk has become may-ulk. Go has become gay-oh. At first, I thought it was because of his cold, but the cold has gone and the accent has remained.

My husband wonders if at least the nay-oh might be Ian's little mind dealing with our prohibition of the word no. When Ian attempts to assert his toddlerness and refuse to do something, we remind him that saying no means he goes to timeout. Still, that doesn't explain the may-ulk and the gay-oh, and other words that just don't come to mind at the moment.

5 comments:

Lady M said...

I find a drawl now and again can be quite useful when connecting to an audience in presentations. Ian must be ahead of the game and working on his persuasiveness!

M&Co. said...

That might be a little kid thing. The BoyChild says Pants with a long drawn out PAN with an STS at the end. It cracks me up and now I'm not sure he isn't doing it because it does crack me up!

Knitting Maniac said...

We have some accents here in NW Ohio with the kids that sound Southern, but they might be honest because my inlaws talk like Barney Fife and Andy Griffith. Or the Dukes of Hazzard. But you get the drift.

Damselfly said...

Maybe he was a Southerner in a previous life. ;)

Arlene said...

Your family tales remind me so-o-o much of my older son and his family that include a 4yr. old and a 17 month old. I'm loving being the grandparent in these delightful chapters of their lives. There are many chuckles! My granddaughter, the 4yr old, loves her dancing classes. It's a family affair, followed by dinner. I said to my daughter-in-law that I consider a daughter, that it is the best free hour of comedy in my life. Her reply was "free for you"!

Carry on and enjoy. Arlene