Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Whinos or Rhinos?

The other day, K-girl was talking to DH and trying to explain something about a 'Whino.' Poor Daddy couldn't figure out what she was talking about and she kept having to repeat herself. The conversation went something like this:
K-girl: "You know, Daddy, a WHI-NO."
Daddy: "What's a whino?"
K-girl, repeating herself louder this time: "A WHI-NO."
Daddy: "I hear what you're saying, but I don't know what you're talking about!"
K-girl, trying to sound it out with the wrong first letter sound: "Daddy, a v-v-v-v, WHI-NO."
Daddy, laughing: "What?"
K-girl, getting really exasperated: "You know, the thing with the horn on the top of its head?"
Daddy, laughing even harder: "OH, a RHINO, like a rhinocerous?"
K-girl: "YES!"
Phew, thank goodness he figured it out! We love that she doesn't pronounce her "R" sound and usually don't correct her because it's so darn cute. It has been a source of amusement at school, too. Her kindergarten teacher pulled me aside the other day at school and told me that when they were talking about the letter 'W' in class, and she asked for ideas of words that started with a 'W', K-girl excitedly raised her hand and said, "I know, a WOSE!" Teacher held back the giggles and didn't have the heart to correct K-girl and let her know that the flower actually starts with an 'R' not a W!! I know we'll miss that cute way of talking very soon because K-girl is growing up so quickly these days...

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