Potty mouth - Baby Steps in High Heels

Friday, June 17, 2011

Potty mouth

I always thought I’d be the one to have to watch my mouth. Especially as Baby learns more words, is mimicking and talking more, and generally becomes more aware of what is going on around her.

This, however, is not exactly the case. I’ve actually been pretty careful about my own words.

And, I’ve literally had to squelch my overflowing pride a time or two so as not to boast that my 18-month-old has an incredible vocabulary. I’m really not trying to brag (okay, maybe a little), but she does know over 100 words. She has several phrases. She chimes in on songs.

Words seem to be her forte.

The problem? Her pronunciation.

Of course, as her mom, I know exactly what she’s saying, what she means, and what she wants.

And, at times, I forget that my understanding of her words doesn’t exactly transfer to others.

Which isn’t a huge problem.

Except when you’re sitting in a public place. And your oh-so-sweet daughter sings ‘quack quack quack’ or waves out the window to the ‘truck’ … and it does not sound at all like she’s saying ‘quack’ or ‘truck’ …

No, it doesn’t sound like that at all.

Then you start to wonder how many public places you’ve visited where she exclaimed these words and you never even realized what it must sound like to those around you.

Oh my. She really doesn’t have a potty mouth. But I bet it sounds like she does to other people.


  1. Potty mouths are only from persons being intentionally.

    I love listen to kids learn to talk ;)

  2. Just wait until she gets older and asks you a very intimate question right in the frozen foods section! :0) It's awesome that she has such a large vocabulary. Both my kiddos are talkers and I love it.

  3. If they don't know she's not saying potty words, then they don't have kids!!! :)

    How fun to have her talking more! It is an awesome time! :)

  4. love your blog, actually enjoyed reading it. I can't wait to read more.

    good luck with the potty training.

  5. Hope you are good! Miss seeing you! But totally understand! This week is going to be VERY hit and miss for me! :)