Thursday, February 18, 2010

It reminded me . . .

We were watching women's Olympic figure skating the other night.

Licious, my eight year old, was watching intently and then said something that she hasn't in a long, long time.

She was studying the costume of one skater in particular.

Licious: Why are her pantyhoe covering her skates?

Me: Pantyhoe?

Licious: Yes. Why are they going all away around her skates?

Me: (laughing almost uncontrollably) Honey. (more laughter) They are called pantyHOSE.

Licious: But it is only one pair. PantyHO-O-O-O-O-O-O-O-S-S-S-E is plural Mom.





She has always called them pantyhoe but just hasn't said that in so long. I had forgotten. After a discussion about the word and comparing it to a fire hose and many fire hoses, I think she now understands that they are in fact pantyhose.

Sadly I don't think she will ever make that mistake again.

-dana

32 comments:

~Michelle~ said...

*snort* so many other things to think that aren't 8YO appropriate, lol!

Simply Sara said...

HA! I totally giggled at that one!
Thanks for sharing :)

MandMStudio said...

It's always sad when they quit saying cute things lol my son says begot for forgot. Just this morning he said, I begot my backpack.

Soon, Then said...

I was just talking to someone yesterday about the cute mis-words our kids say, and how awesome it is to hold on to those few they still do say. Mine said "hangerber" for hamburger for the longest time!

Aimee said...

My husband gets so aggravated at me b/c I won't correct our 5-yr-old when he says something like that. I've explained to him that once he stops saying those things, they are gone forever. My oldest used to say "Buzz LIKEyear" and when someone pointed it out (he was about 5)he never said it like that again. That makes me so painfully aware that they are growing up and away!!

Kimberly said...

Hey, I get where she's coming from... you only wear one pair of underwear, so shouldn't it/they be simply panty instead of panties...?

And my oldest called sunglasses sundowitz. So now I do to because it's so close to making sense that it almost does.

Jackie said...

That is too funny, but I can totally understand her rationale.

The Venturas said...

My older daughter had perfect diction from her first word. She never misspoke and would often correct others (yes, she's that kind of kid!)
My youngest (just turned 3) still speaks her own language-a language that, at times, can only be decoded by her big sister and by her best friend Ivan. I have occasionally tried to correct her at which point she gives me a look that I have no idea what I am talking about (oh boy).
It breaks my heart to think of a day when she too will shed whatever little baby-ness left and have no mispronunciations left.

Mom said...

I LOVE this post . . . and Licious : )

zarina said...

The women's part is done? I did not miss both pair routines since we had a very long weekend. Furthermore, since our weather does not permit those kind of sports unless skating, only one sole channel is dedicated to the games and am either sleeping or working during the hours of the events.

zarina said...

The women's part is done? I did not miss both pair routines since we had a very long weekend. Furthermore, since our weather does not permit those kind of sports unless skating, only one sole channel is dedicated to the games and am either sleeping or working during the hours of the events.

Rosie1925 said...

That reminded me of a story about my youngest son. I had been correcting my older sons that their "special" piece of anatomy was NOT a dick, but a penis. That had been going on for some time.

Meanwhile, we were at my mom's place, and had visited the cemetery. My Uncle Dick had buried two infants back in the 1950's (German measles), and the boy was fascinated with the little lamb stone adjacent to my grandparents' plots.

Later that evening, he was telling my sister about it, and he kept gargling..."unca peens" so she asked me what he was saying (he was 3 or 4). So I get him to repeat it, and finally it occurs to me that he is saying "Uncle Penis"!!!

I HAD told the boys that their anatomy was not a "dick".

Lara said...

Priceless. Love it.

amylouwho said...

That is too funny! I always wondered that about their pantyhoes too.

Lori said...

that's hilarious! thanks for making me laugh on a night when my 8 year old just broke his retainer...

Scottish Nanna said...

OH how cute I love it.
Hugs Mary.

simplehappyhome said...

I'm sitting here laughing so hard. Had to share the story w/my husband. And Rosie1925's story up above...awesome.

Pantyhoe...best compound word ever.

vande2 said...

I LOVE the crazy kid words. My girls used to call their underwear "underpeeps," which got lots of laughs from friends and family. Then there was the vacuum, which for all the world sounded like "f***ing!" Not a word we say around here, but for a few weeks, we could not figure out what she was saying!

Meg said...

This reminded me of one of my younger daughter's mispronunciations. Somehow she had put an "n" sound into the middle of the word "hotel." So it sounded like "ho-n-tel." This made us giggle to no end, 'cause if you're going to "ho" you really shouldn't tell, should you?

Shorty said...

That is too cute! You were able to save the day with a great analogy... not sure I would've been that quick!

AnnieO said...

Fast thinking--a mom's best skill! Too funny, thanks for sharing.

Jantine said...

Well, you have to admit, it was clever thinking! I love it when kids make there own words trying to incorporate all the grammar they come around.

corinnea said...

Your post brings up so many memories for me.... I miss them at that age.

Monika said...

LOL!! I love to hear little kids and the way they talk.

My two young boys came up with
'peena-willa' for their private parts!! They were only 4 and 6 at the time (last year).

I don't correct them when they say incorrect words but I do a bit with grammer (to an extent).

Love the story from Rosie1925 too!!

WhiteStone said...

I love children's "words". LOL

Tipper said...

I'm glad you wrote about it-so you won't forget it again or if you do you can be reminded about it. I look back on the jourals I wrote about the girls when they were little-and there are so many funny things they said that I don't think I'd have ever remembered if I hadn't wrote it down. C-said "I'm scared of my house" cause she was afraid to go potty by herself. K-said "Momma you know what I want you to do for me-BE GOOD TO ME MOMMA" still makes me laugh.

See you tomorrow-hope so!

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brown robin said...

Oh me, oh my! I simply love children. They nail it every time.

Beki - TheRustedChain said...

Hahaha!!!

A while back we went out to Texas Road House for dinner. The end of their sign was burned out and my 8 yr old daughter read it out loud, "Texas Road Ho!" So that's what it's called now, in our family.

Anonymous said...

Yes, I hate to correct my grandchildren because they sound so cute.....like wanting to eat a connector (nectarine)....then they aren't so cute anymore....sniff

Yvonne

Chris said...

My 7 year old has always called an adult "buh-dult". We never corrected him because it was so darned cute. Recently, now in first grade, he was telling a serious story about needing to find a "buhdult" at school to ask a question. We realized it was time to correct him. HOW SAD!

Liz B. said...

When I was a kid I referred to eye shadow as "eye polish" (like nail polish...) I can't imagine why my mom never corrected me, but I made the mistake of saying it on the playground one day and man oh man did those girls correct me!
I have a friend who kept her maps and car registration in her car's glove department. She said this until she was at least in her 20s.