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.

1 comment:

Chardell said...

That's so cute! I've never had the "pupcakes" pronunciation. Maybe I don't make them enough. My favorite mispronunciation would have to be Luke imitating the sound a cat makes by saying "bee-mow" Of course I always love when the babies first start trying to say sibling names.