Saturday, December 13, 2008

Diva

The other day, my daughter Emma was looking for her stylus for her Nintendo DS. But she kept mispronouncing it as stylist, which I thought was pretty amusing.

Other classic Emma-ism from the past:
bathing suit = baby soup
refrigerator = fidge-a-later
restaurant = resta-haunt

20 comments:

Ces said...

I think the Emma-ism sound better than the real thing. This is so cute! Long live Emma!

Ces said...

I mean "sounds better"

aimee said...

i LOVE emma! i don't need to meet her to know that. we no longer have bathing suits in our household - they are all now baby soups!

my six year old still mispronounces words - and she's a very articulate speaker so it's very funny when she does say words incorrectly because that's how she believes they are pronounced. "cunecumber", "cell-o-phone", and "maglifying glass" are a few. and one of my favorites was when she tried to use the phrase "little by little, piece by piece" when she was four, and it always came out as "by little by little, by piece piece". we still say that to this day!

and unfortunately, many of the things my two year old says sound like swear words!

aimee said...

and this is a DARLING drawing! when are you going to start illustrating children's books??

TattingChic said...

LOL! That is pretty cute. I wish I really did have a Stylist. I'd be Stylin'!

Ces said...

I miss having young children. Both my children are in their teens or tween. I love precocious children, they make life more interesting and a lot of fun. I hade very many happy memories of the time when my children were young, in fact I can't think of unhappy times except pehaps when they were sick. My son mispronounced his "k" when he was two years old. He told me "Mommy, let's go to the torner" and he loved to watch "Lilo Ting" (Lion King). Now he speaks like a young man and he has perfect diction. My heart is warmed when I remember their voices as children especially when they said "Mommy, I love you." - HEAVEN!!!

Bella Sinclair said...

Those are great memories, and I'm glad my kid isn't the only one who mispronounces things. I don't want to forget all these tender and funny little moments. I think I've forgotten so many already. I used to write them down in a journal, but drawing my version of them is a lot more fun.

Thanks for your wonderful comments, all!

Eric Barclay said...

This is so adorable.

Shugar said...

Hehhehe... that's so cute! And hilarious! :D

Holly said...

I love this illustration, I can just picture her stomping round the house looking for her 'stylist'!

It reminded me of when my daughter was little, she came running into the house after playing in the garden shouting 'Mummy, mummy I've found a spider on a website!'

Also while driving through an industrial area I once commented the scenery looked post-apocalyptic. Little Miss P adke 'What's poke-a-pop-a-lipstick?'

Holly xoxo

Bella Sinclair said...

Hehe! I'd much rather deal with a poke-a-pop-a-lipstick than the apocalypse. Thanks for visiting!

yoon see said...

Thanks Bella!
It's so funny...

Raluca C said...

:)))hehe!!So sweet are kids when they ''invent''words:))I LOVE your little Emma!!

Tiddly Inks said...

What a hoot!!!
I swear it would be great to just capture them and bottle them. We adults would be so much happier if we could take a wiff of Emma-ism (or Ella-ism in my case) and be happy! :)

Bella Sinclair said...

Thank you for your comments!

If we could bottle them up, just think how much fun it would be to draw up the labels!

isay said...

i like this a lot, i like listening to little children. so cute emma in this illustration

platitudinal said...

Emma is such a delight. I love your post about your children :)

Renee said...

I love the little stories of the kids.

Bella when is your birthday. But really, if you don't want to say that is no problem and I will totally repect it and not ask again.

Love Renee xoxoxo

Ces said...

HAHAHAHHAHAH! ACK! Renee sneaking in a birthday question. This is hilarious! I am coughing so much from laughing, I peed my pants!

Ces said...

Oh wow, there is so much history of friendships in this blog.