things they say wrong


Carrot Cake Scones…the whole family pronounces these with 100% accuracy. Just sayin’.

Andrew calls “lightbulbs”, “lightbobs”. He calls “screens”, “screams”. (as in, ‘Mom! Look what’s on the TV scream!’) And he *still* sometimes tells me that he’ll go “check a look” (as in “Andrew, what’s Isaac doing?” “I don’t know. I’ll go check a look.”)

Isaac calls “upside-down” “up-spy-down”. When something is on its side, he calls that “right-by-side”. I have many, many moles…which he calls “buttons” and then he pushes them. One night Andrew, Dave and I were sitting on the couch and Isaac stood in front of us, waving his arms at us. “What’s that? What’s that? what’s that?” he asked, referring to us. “What IS that?” I asked back. “Friends.” he said.

One night, Andrew was having a hard time just before dinner and went to his room for a breather. The rest of us sat down to eat and Isaac pointed to Andrew’s chair “that chair is NOT full of Andrew.” he said. “that chair is full of nobody.”

Gosh, there are so many things they say everyday that I want to remember. So many things that they both get delightfully wrong. Or, sometimes, brilliantly wrong. I really need to get better at recording. Or maybe it would be wiser, to hear it and love it while its happening, and not be too uptight about recording things. Let the moments flow, and trust that the things I am able to remember will be a mighty fine sampling.


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I stopped teaching Kindergarten in 2005 to become the mom of two crazy boys here in Brooklyn. At first I thought being a stay at home mom meant that I needed to pour all my time and energy directly into my sons, but I realized somewhere along the way that being a rockstar mom meant not only taking good care of my boys, but also taking good care of myself. And taking good care of myself means pursuing something creative...just about everyday. I started Made In Brooklyn to motivate myself in my creative goals as well as share my work with others and perhaps inspire them in their own creative journeys.
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3 Responses to things they say wrong

  1. Mama V says:

    hah hah! LOVE the way isaac described the empty chair. LOVE IT!

    i keep a running list of these, especially jesse-isms. things like, “i uh-got” instead of “forgot,” “i had a nightmirror” instead of “nightmare,” etc. i never want them to grow out of it!

  2. Ruth says:

    Don’t they say the best things?! And you know, you’ve already recorded them for posterity right here. I tend to put the things TBC says in to Project Life ~ CZ offered up a free PSE template sometime last year, which is perfect for that very thing. Let me know if you’d like me to send it through.

  3. Loralee says:

    Oh, how I love their words too! A couple nights ago, Patrick sneezed and said “uh snooze me” to which Timmy replied, “No Patrick, you are saying it wrong. It’s ‘Ay snooze me'” in a very haughty tone. So funny.

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