One of the greatest joys of parenting a toddler is bearing witness to their adorable mispronunciations.
And I’m not just talking mispronunciations due to little tongues and teeth that aren’t used to working in conjunction. I’m talking about when kids create entire new words for things.
Violet is the queen of word creation and more often than not, I like her word better than the original word. But, whether they just can’t say the word properly, have completely created a whole new word or even a new phrase, these are some of the best moments of toddler parenting.
In fact, most families can trace back family words, nicknames and inside jokes to the mispronunciations and word quirks of their kids when they were toddlers.
Check out some of the best toddler word creations and phrases that we now regularly use in our house because we just like the new words that much better!
What’s your favorite toddler mispronunciation/word creation? Got any family nicknames as a result of your toddler?
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