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Tiggity Backs and Pup Cakes

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I love the stage of life that Noah is in right now. He’s not quite old enough to be a big kid, and not quite young enough to be a little kid. And that stage brings never ending laughs for dad, along with a lot of special “wanna-be-big-like-dad” moments that we get to share together. My other favorite part about this stage is the way in which he talks and forms his words. And I won’t lie. I’m going to be kind of sad when Noah doesn’t talk like a little kid anymore.

I love when Noah screeches from his bedroom before I can head downstairs and says, “dad, wait! Gimme a tiggity back!” I don’t know what it is, but there’s something just a little more fun about tiggity back rides than piggy backs rides. Maybe it’s the way Noah sings, “tiggity backs, tiggity backs”, all the way down the stairs. Maybe it’s the way he says, “I LOVE tiggity backs!” when we’re done and I pile drive him onto the couch. Either way, I’ll really miss the tiggity backs if he ever changes to start saying “piggy backs” instead.

Another favorite of mine is “pup cakes”. It’s so endearing when he says it, that many of those around him have also started calling cup cakes just that. “Do you want a pup cake?” Noah and I never don’t want a pup cake. Funny thing is, I never cared much for cup cakes, but Noah’s love for pup cakes did turn me onto those. Big time. Pup cakes are just good.

And, at the top of the list is when Noah asks for a “Kitten Kat”. I think this one is my favorite because when he first started saying it, I would try and correct him. “Noah, say kit…” and Noah would quickly reply, en kat.” It was so funny because he couldn’t not change the first word to Kitten. So, forever more I will probably be asking people to break me off a piece of that Kitten Kat bar.

What makes me laugh is that when looking at these examples, they all have to do with animals. The first he removed the name of an animal, and the second two he added it. Just goes to show how much that boy loves critters.

Dan Pearce, Single Dad Laughing

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477 comments
JesterJAG
JesterJAG

When my Youngest started talking we would tuck her in and Kiss her Goodnight and Say "Love You" and she would Reply "Hoovie".  We always said "Love You" and she'd always say "Hoovie".  She was almost 5 before she said it the correct way, and the first time she looked at me and Said "Love You" I cried a little bit because was no longer my "Little" kid.  Starting that day every time she said "Love you" her Dad and I would reply "Hoovie" - now she is 10 and gets embarrassed of us, so now we save it only for Goodnight Time when none of her friends are around.


Krista Keke Tosch
Krista Keke Tosch

my son says mickey Donalds. it is so normal to call it that, i end up saying it to people and have to correct myself. lol

Cecily W
Cecily W

Our family still calls Honey Nut Cheerios "hunny toe-toes" although its been 10 years since Davey learned to say it right.  Some cutenesses become part of the family lexicon.

Erin
Erin

We have 4 kittens and my 3 year old son LOVES them. He loves to yell through the house "Here titty titty!!" at the top of his lungs. And yes I laugh. I cant help it. It's funny coming from his sweet innocent little mouth.

HOWEVER... It is not as funny when we are at church and he's telling all the little old ladies that love him so much how cute his little titties are.

soldiermomof3
soldiermomof3

My grandson is 3, and he seaks pretty well... I'm big on not baby talking. BUT I have to 100% agree that certain things he says just makes me go 'AWWW' and I don't ever want him to say them differently.

 His Aunt Pamela will forever be "Pannuh", and his favorite animal ( other than dinosaurs duh) are 'Buckaloh' ( buffalo) and "cy-no-nee" ( coyote) He can properly say 'Brontosaurus, triceratops, velocoraptor and ankliosaurus. These crack me up too. Partly because I'm not sure I'm even  spelling them correctly .

Kelli T
Kelli T

All 4 of my kids have had their funny way of saying things, but my favorite would have to be how my younger daughter would call pantyhose or tights "panny-toes."

Bimpnottin
Bimpnottin

My daughter has always had a great "rememory"  One daughter called it a 'heli-hopper" instead of helicopter.  We eat "hangaburgers" and "Vengtables".  When my middle daughter was learning how to say the Sign of the Cross, it was Father, Son, and Holy Spearimint.  I miss the Holy Spearimint!  And the "flutterbys" don't fly by our house anymore, but we still have "callerpitters"  And somehow, lots of conversations from my youngest (4) start with, "Well, Ashually" instead of actually.

Not DMD
Not DMD

My then-3 year old nephew kept asking for cat shoes one day.  Thinking he was referring to something to do with my cat and thoroughly confused as to what a cat shoe could possibly be,  I finally asked him to show me what he was talking about.  Straight to the pantry door we went, opened it, and he pulled out the can of... cashews. 

barbelle
barbelle

When my grandson was 2, I would watch Days of Our Lives everyday while watching him. I would tell him it was time for gramma's soap opera.   He started telling people all about gramma's "hore popper".  Oh boy......LOL

TKubota
TKubota

When my oldest was two, we had tropical 'tish' in a tank.
Mixed vegetables were called 'pea, corn and carrots'. (P-corn&carrots?)

A friends' five year old son still calls his parents 'toto' (a toilet manufacturer/rock band) and 'kaka'. (Otou-san=dad. Okaa-san=mom in Japanese)

Alysha3232
Alysha3232

My son likes to eat "opimeal" for breakfast!

Joanne Rees
Joanne Rees

I thought my kid was the only one who said pup cakes lol...glad she is not alone

Megan Turillo
Megan Turillo

My middle child used to call her stroller a "shah" and 8 years later, we still call it that.

MartiNelsonFrazier
MartiNelsonFrazier

When my son was little, we would go visit my parents in Washington ABC.  When we talked about going to Disney World he was really excited about the Apricot Center.

Stacy Wilson Swartchick
Stacy Wilson Swartchick

one of my faves...smarshmellow! We also had Swerpies, crullers (squirrel) and freeze brain.

Cherilyn Winters
Cherilyn Winters

My best friend in high school had a 2 yr old nephew. They were trying to get him to call me "giraffe" (I'm nearly 6 ft) but all he could say was "Gaffe".....22 years later her whole family still calls me Gaffe. (Which is even funnier if you know that the definition of "gaffe" is: a social blunder!)

Krista Derksen
Krista Derksen

My 5 year old used to say "Porn Cops" for Corn Pops cereal BWAHAHAHA!

Pepper McLaughlin
Pepper McLaughlin

When my daughter was three we watch the Crocodile Hunter all the time and she would call him the crap-a-dile hunter. And she put her sippy cup in the fridge-a-frator.

Crushed Lotus
Crushed Lotus

My son (21 now) "Can I..." 

"No.... MAY I..." 

Son "May I... Can I have some chocolate milk?" 

'Please...'

Son "Please... May I... Can I have some chocolate milk?'

'No... May I have some chocolate milk, please?"

Son "May I... Can I have some chocolate milk?...Please."

Oh and there's no such thing as a smoothie in my house, they are all 'squishies'! Its scary, that my kids are all adults now, but I still say 'squishy',my boss know's what I'm talking about, if I ask her to pick me up a 'squishy' on her way in to the store...

Nobody will ever believe I have post secondary credits in English...


KristinaLou
KristinaLou

My fiance's son says halabout, instead of how about. When he draws it out I usually cut-in with, halabout halibut? 

Amy Little Salmon
Amy Little Salmon

My daughter liked eating "cop corn", I washed my son's face with an "ah-kash" (washcloth), and at the grocery store we used a "copping shark" (shopping cart.) Fun times! ;)

Melissa Babuick
Melissa Babuick

My boys both did the cop-porn as well! I still can not make popcorn without laughing. :)

dipr1963
dipr1963

My son used to say Sillarinda instead of Cinderalla and heptacollar instead of helicopter. He's 20 now and we all still say heptacollar when we see one LoL


Elyse Tails Ray
Elyse Tails Ray

All while growing up, my mom would make "Mrs. Cotti" for us... It wasn't until I was a teen that I found out that was from my older brother getting confused about manicotti. Also, my aunt got nicknamed "Knee" because he couldn't pronounce Denise right.

moconnor
moconnor

I was a nanny many years ago (she is now 29 - oy vey!) and the little girl I took care of called yogurt ogrit, swimsuit was sue-me, and french fries were free-fries. I still use the words occasionally to be silly 

Heather Johnson
Heather Johnson

My oldest son said "leggy bugs" (lady bugs). He's 14 and we still call them that :) My youngest son said "breafkast" for the longest time. It was about the only word he said incorrectly so we never corrected him - it was too cute :)

Deb Losee Cannon
Deb Losee Cannon

My favorites from my kids are: mazagine (magazine), aminals (animals), cop-porn (popcorn) - that one cracks me up!!

AnnekeSquibb
AnnekeSquibb

My grandson is 5 and at the moment he uses the word: aksjulie (actually) a lot.

Kristy Beins
Kristy Beins

my daughter still can't get it's not Oatmilk

Richard Stanford
Richard Stanford

We still put used paper and plastic into "re-si-sle" even though our daughter stopped saying it that way about a year ago.

Heather Nancine Gant
Heather Nancine Gant

one of my brothers used to call a tape measure a "talmadge". He's a grandfather now and allll of our family still calls it a talmadge.

Angie Owens
Angie Owens

My three-year-old says "Last Morning" when talking about anything in the past.

Jaci Lee McCaskell Kulish
Jaci Lee McCaskell Kulish

My 3 year old says his favorite type of pizza is Pep-e-oni! And it isn't a living room, it's a Yim-mer-mer. We still haven't figured out where that came from and it's too darn cute to correct.

Sarah Vine
Sarah Vine

My 7 year old still says "pup cakes". I think it's a very appropriate name. My favorite is my 2 year old's requests for "marflele, please" ie, marshmallow.

PamelaAlstonPacheco
PamelaAlstonPacheco

My son, Chandler, will be seventeen next month. I loved when he was about five and couldn't say blueberry muffin. He always said Muffinberry. It became his nickname for a while. :D We also have Family Home Evening every Monday, and I recall with fondness him running thru the house yelling "It's time for Family O' Heaving!!"

Becky Thomas
Becky Thomas

My 3yo says "tank you dakimas" because my 13yo was trying to teach him how to say "thank you for this food" in Japanese.

dancingelf
dancingelf

My just-turned-3 grandson:

Helicopter = heli-co-loptor

Watermelon = wah-mah-lemma-lem

Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich = pee-nit buttoo an' samwish


Sometimes you just need to talk to a 2-3-year-old to realize what's important in this world.  ;-)

Just_Anderson
Just_Anderson

My niece used to call me Aunty Dusty when she was 2 or 3 before she switched it to Aunty Justy. And I've been that ever since. She's now 12. Her grandad was always called Dad Dad, which made for some interesting looks from people

nancar936
nancar936

my brother used to say widder spibes instead of spider webs. My daughter called Hershey's kisses "ding dings" because the commercial for them that comes on around Christmas is the kisses acting as bells, playing Carol of the Bells. The commercial started coming on about the time she was 10-11 months old, and she just started saying that. (She was a very early talker) We still call them ding dings after 14 years!  Matter of fact, when I started typing this comment, I had to pause and think of what they are really called!

Maria Bowen
Maria Bowen

Making foot cramps (foot prints) at the carter wash (car wash) with Madalee (Natalie).

mouse605
mouse605

my daughter is 4, and my husband is 'the corrector'...i LOVE that Meadow says "Tee Jay New Minja Turtles (instead of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), and uses the word 'yezzerday' to reference anything that happened in the past- distant or otherwise. oh, and another favorite of mine is "prenember" instead of 'remember'. i'll miss these. 
a family staple of mine that my entire family still says to this day, even with me being 27 and having my own child, is "regular tony noodles" instead of 'rigatoni noodles', and you always have to KEEBEEBIN (keep eating!) when you're at the table. i was the baby of all my siblings by 11 years- mom had 3 kids (2 brothers and a sister) from marriage 1, dad had 3 sons from marriage 1, and then they had me (i was the BABY BABY, and daddy's ONLY l;ittle baby girl....yeah, i got my way. a lot.)...so all my baby talk kind of stuck!!


sassycyra
sassycyra

My friend's son can't say "cotton balls" correctly.  He calls them cocken balls.  I can't keep a straight face!

LeaAnderson
LeaAnderson

some times this stage can be EMBARRASING! my just turned 5 yr old son says "whole white world" as in "Mom, you are my favorite person in the whole white world" lmao

AMRotella
AMRotella

@dancingelf My nephew used to say hubba-doctor. I have a niece who also developed a case of Shrek (strep) throat.


nancar936
nancar936

sorry not Carol of the Bells, but We Wish You a Merry Christmas. oops

PamelaAlstonPacheco
PamelaAlstonPacheco

@nancar936 I think they have two commercials...because I hear and see both in my head.Maybe I just need a nap?