There is a new verb tense in our house, two actually. One I’m calling past parti-Fran-ciple. It’s a slightly altered version of the other new verb tense that Keta uses in which all past tense verbs get an (and/or an additional) -ed. Examples of this second verb tense include knewded, singeded, and danceded.
nudist = knewedist The first few times I heard this I was doing the busy (okay, lazy and exhausted) parent thing of the half listen and regularly timed interjections of excited or interested or curious ohs, wows! and reallys. Then wait, did she just say nudist?!? She did and does quite regularly and always loudly and in public. It’s awesome. Sometimes it seems like she could mean noticed, but usually it’s the past parti-Fran-ciple of knew.
Other entertaining uses of the English language:
K– Mama, where’s the salt on my tomatoes and cucumbers? Did you not give me any?!?
F– She did give you salt, but it melted. No, that’s not called melted it’s called…….. dissolverating.
F– Mama, if I go to Old McDonald’s it throws me up.
F–Mama, did you just teased me?
F– Mama, I wish we had a dad so you could relaxed in the car.
bean roll = burrito
K–I’ll tell you my secret ingredient when you’re 84 mama. Are you 84 mama?
K–Not even close? (She says sadly, like she wants to share her secret ingredient now and cannot take back the 84 thing.)
F–Everyone at my school is ‘fraid of aliens mama.
me–Really? What’s an alien?
F–It’s a little green mens that is in outer space in a space rocket.
me– What’s scary about them?
F– They have creepy eyes.
It’s been two and a half years that these little sponges have been learning English. It’s been happening gradually. We still regularly use words like lellow, but these wonderful learning the lingo words and phrases are disappearing, like they should. It’s bittersweet.
Here’s a few pics of my two favorite five year olds.