Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Imaginary Pets and Pronoun Issues

Well, a few days before Hannah was born, Addison got some pets. Some cats and some dogs...depending on the day. These animals love to run around, hide from monsters, jump, and chase us. They are blue, white, and purple...so far. Some kids have imaginary friends, my daughter has imaginary pets. I don't mind though. If I'm tired of hiding under a blanket from "monsters" her pets always seem to be willing to.

Addison is also having some pronoun issues. Phrases like, "Where is her?" or "Why is her sleeping?" have become regulars around the house. (Interestingly enough, she never mixes up him and he.) I finally couldn't take it any more, and, despite Bart's assurances that she will grow out of it, I have begun to tell her to say "she" when she incorrectly uses "her."

One day after correcting her about a million times when she was talking about Hannah, I finally said, "Addison, don't say 'her' any more. Just say 'she'."

"Okay mom."

She looked fondly at Hannah, then looked back up at me and said, "I sure love h...(thoughtful pause) she."



The Little Fishers said...

LOL. B had pronoun issues as well. He did the same thing: the look and pause. B's imaginary friends were called: "My guys." Those "guys" are long gone. There are days when I miss them and wish he wasn't so grown up. Addison sounds like she's a lot of fun.

janae said...

That's so funny! My kids both say, "Hold you!" When they want me to pick them up. It's my fault, because I'd always say, "Do you want me to hold you?" Oh well, Bart's right. They'll grow out of it. :)

Jones said...

ha ha ha. cute.

yup, I just repeat the correct word when the kids say something incorrect, but I don't make a big deal out of it. They eventually get the hang of it.

Amy Collyer said...

Hehehe...That is a little funny, and so stinking cute! I love the imaginary pets as well. :)

Teresa Beth Brower Timms said...

Kids will get the best of you ALL the time. So sweet that she was conscientiously being obedient.