Friday, February 29, 2008
The Return of the "Pupcake"
When K was a small child, she called cupcakes "pupcakes". I loved the mispronunciation of the word. I'll even admit I didn't correct her on her grammar as early as I should have. She had the other classics, "lellow" for yellow, "lemolaid" for lemonaide, etc. M would call the vacuum a "gaffume". That was my favorite mispronunciation of his.
Eventually they learned, and began to pronounce words correctly. It was a bittersweet moment for me.
Imagine my joy when yesterday, when seeing the cupcakes for M's birthday, S started calling them "pupcakes"!!! I swear I didn't encourage it in any way, shape or form. She was calling them "muffins", but I just kept calling them cupcakes, so she tried to imitate me.
With any luck, the run of the pupcake will last at least a year. And then maybe pupcakes will live on through Z.
at 3:03 PM