I was reading a posting on another station’s MomsEveryday site about the words and things that small children say and make-up.
They certainly confirm Art Linkletter’s old line that “Kids say the darnedest things!”
When my daughter (you know her name by now) was small, she used to watch a TV show called “Baby Stories.” Being an only child, I assume she was fascinated by babies and maybe she figured if she watched the show, she could figure out how to get a baby brother or sister! (It didn’t work!)
Anyway, one day she said that when a woman was about to have a baby she went into “contraptions.” We figured she was trying to say “contractions,” but then the stirrups that women sometimes put their feet into to help with delivery, could be called contraptions, couldn’t they? All I know is that when she came up with that, we about laughed ourselves into “convulsions!”
On another occasion, she referred to folks who did math as being “mathmagicians.” Again, we figured she was trying to say “mathematicians,” but perhaps she was more correct than we knew!
These are just two of our favorite “Scarlet-isms.”
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