For all of her brilliance, there is one thing The Kidling does not do: pronounce her initial “s”s. When she slows down, she gets them, but she is too excited in her every day speech to make the time to pronounce every consonant.* I can’t say I blame her. Most folks understand most of what The Kidling has to say, but this “s” omission does make for some charming statements. Such as:
“I ‘potted it! I ‘pied it with my keen eyes!” when she sees something for which we’ve been searching.
“Ewww. What is that ‘tinky ‘mell?” upon sniffing an unpleasant odor.
“I want to try the ‘cooter!” when taking turns with her cousin’s Razor.
“Aaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhh! ‘PIDER!” when she sees a spider.
and my personal favorite:
“It ‘piced me! It ‘piced my taste buds!” after taking a particularly pungent bite of her dinner.
* Yes, she has been assessed by a ‘peech therapist, and we are cool.