"She needs to work on a few of her sounds. Please correct her when she pronounces things wrong."
That is what Chloe's teacher told me the other day when I picked her up from school. "Oh, ok. Thanks. Will do!" I didn't know what to say. I was absolutely sure my Chloe did not have any trouble when pronouncing her words. When she was three - yes. But now - no!
So, I called my mom and told her. "What do you think mom?" "Well, (giggle) only when she talks about her 'tids' (kids) or 'titty tats' (kitty cats)." Ok. So sometimes she does have trouble with her "k" sounds. Only sometimes, she doesn't go around calling herself "Thloe Tlinck." Still, I thought she pronounced things fine.
I hung up the phone and looked in the rear view mirror. She was in the back seat talking to one of her imaginary
tids kids. " . . . thirteen, fourteen, fif-i-teen, sixteen . . ." Fif-i-teen? Hmmmmm, maybe I haven't been correcting her enough on her speech.
When we got home I called Randy to see what he thought. "Remember the other night when she kept trying to say 'searched'?" . . . I did remember that. It was actually kind of funny. "And then I 'slearched', 'stearched' . . . 'stlearched' . . . I, I LOOKED for it." Poor girl! I guess it's time we start correcting all those cute little things she says the wrong way.
I better go . . . she just asked to watch "Larry Wompgomper and the Chocolate Factory." :)