Friday, November 20, 2009

'wit' trumps 'intelligible speech'

can't deny it, kids these days are smart, maybe to make up for slow progress in the enunciation department.

when juancho was about 3 or 4, we took him on a shoe-shopping trip to liliw. during the long car ride, we asked him a couple of times where we were headed, and he replied, "wiwiw".

cuuute. (to me. the unbiased aunt.)

we thought it was adorable and tried to ask him again. juancho, who was smart probably since birth, caught on to our game. so when we asked again, his tired reply was,


fast forward to a week ago, when my sister had a heart-to-heart talk with martina, who is as old as juancho was during his wiwiw days. anyone who's tried to carry a conversation with martongks can tell you it's not an easy task. let's just say that it's a good day if you can understand 50% of what comes out of her teeny mouth. so anyway, martina's mom was wondering when martina would learn to say 'pajama' properly instead of ...

mom: martina, when you turn 4, you can't say 'kajama' anymore ok?

martina: ok mom!

mom: what will you say?

martina: SHORTS!

i wuv those kids.

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