familyAttention : “I knooooooooooooooooooowwww” now has 15 syllables.

Yes, to the untrained ear it may add a punch, or create dramatic effect, but I personally would rather it remained at just the one syllable God created it to be. Call me old fashioned but I like my words to be pronounced without all the extra 8 year old emphisis.

“Nooooooooooooooooo” “Pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeease” “Aaawwwwwwwwwwww” and Faaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaair (as in” that’s not fair”) are all being closely monitored too.

It all began around the age of two, with each word stretched further and further every year. I look forward to when the words suddenly have had enough and snap, break and simply don’t work anymore. Now excuse me while I go find the scissors, I have a feeling this moment may be sooner than I thought.

Yes, parenting tip of the week, snip those stretched out words before they tangle you up in knots.

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  1. Chyna says:

    At last! Someone who unedrastdns! Thanks for posting!

  2. Meg says:

    You are most welcome Chyna :)

     

  3. DB says:

    I am now facing the other end of the spectrum – with responses being mere grunts.”How was school?” “Hmmph””Do you want more dinner?” “Nggh””Did you do your homework?” “Ahhmmph”I think I could do a dictionary of grunts and their meanings :-)