Monday, February 23, 2009

To ankes and beyond!

Anyone who has kids has those moments when your kid either sings the words to a song wrong or pronounces a word wrong and the results is something very funny.
Yesterday on the way to church Marissa was in the car counting. This is something she has been doing since she started Kindergarden. First she had to learn to count to 100. After she mastered that she realized she could easily figure out how to keep going to 200, 300 etc. It can actually be really annoying unless you can learn to ignore it because she never stops. Well we were almost to church when I realized she was at 190 or something. Thankfully my husband and I had managed to have our own conversation while she was busy counting. We all started talking about really big numbers, like a million and a trillion and a billion, etc. Marissa said, "mommy, I know what the biggest number in the world is."
me: "what's that?"
Marissa: "ankes!"
hmmm, I was quiet for a moment while I tried to figure out what in the world ankes was.
me: "oh!!!! You mean INFINITY!"
Marissa: "yeah! Thats it!"
by then we were laughing so hard that I could barely talk.
I explained to her that infinity wasn't really a number (or is it?) it just meant never ending. And the only thing I could think of to describe this to her was Heaven.
I am going to try to blog about all these funny mispronunciations so I can remember them myself. It's an easy way to lift your mood. Now that I will have another little one, I'm sure when he starts talking I will have many more to document.


Gregg said...

Rachel has a dry erase board in her bedroom...a BIG dry erase board. She uses it to WRITE numbers.

She hasn't written ankes, yet, so I know she has a ways to go.

MHaner said...

that makes me laugh!

Scott Wheeler said...

Our daughter, Lydia, is a master at switching up the lyrics in songs. She likes to sing, "row, row, row your boat, gently down the STREET..."