Jotting down the funny things Jack says or words he mispronounces are some of my favorite things to document. Sooner than later, he’ll finally pronounce his F’s and S’s and learn correct verb usages, and I’ll miss these innocent moments that make me laugh. But until then, I’m enjoying these daily bits of humor that help balance out the temper tantrums, assertions of independence, and other joys of life with a three-year-old.
Plus, illustrating these moments gives me a reason to doodle more.
You like those oven mitt boxing gloves? Nice, eh? Well, you know what they (I) say, if you can’t laugh at yourself, it’s probably because there’s a stick up your ass.
So pull out the stick, get some index cards and doodle (or even just jot down) translations of the funny stuff you’ve heard this week. It doesn’t have to just be your own children- it could be nonsense your Cliff Clavin co-worker shared, a ridiculous quote you heard on TV, or for my teacher friends, those misused vocab words.
Leave me a comment and tell me something you heard this week that was a case of improper usage, mispronunciation, or just a case of “WTF?” that made you laugh.