Mummy, my yawn hurts

I love it when kids don’t know what something is called and, rather than ask me, make up a word themselves to describe what they mean. With Elisabeth we never really had this pleasure, she talked very early and never really said anything wrong.

Jacob however, is the absolute master at this. He has always been very good at communicating what he means without necessarily talking or using the correct words. When he last had a cold he said:

“Mummy, my yawn hurts.”

He meant that he had a sore throat, which makes perfect sense because when you have a son throat, and you yawn, it can hurt like hell. Easily worked out. Nice job Jacob.

Now this morning we were getting ready for school, so the school uniform goes on and just before we leave we do socks and shoes. A brand new pair of shoes, which he loves. But just as we are walking out the door I can see that he is limping a little.

“What’s up Jacob? Are your shoes not comfortable?”

“No, they’re hurting my foot wrist.”

“Your foot wrist?” (just checking I heard right)

“Yes, my foot wrist.” (said in a ‘surely you know what a foot wrist is’ kind of tone)

“Do you mean this?” (Me pointing at his ankle)

“Yes, my foot wrist.”

“Ok, that’s your ankle.”

“Yes, my ankle.”

“Ok, when you get to school ask your teacher if you can take off your shoes if it hurts too much.”

(At school talking to his teacher) “My foot wrist hurts.”

Love him!

21 thoughts on “Mummy, my yawn hurts

  1. My daughter once called styrofoam “hard cotton.” Such a poet!

  2. Hahaha – Iโ€™m actually laughing out loud. My LO doesnโ€™t look happy that I disrupted her breastfeeding session. This is gold!๐Ÿ˜‚

  3. I’m an adult and I still make up words like that. I call it poetry.
    Thanks for stopping by.

  4. Foot wrist, that’s great! I see why he thought that.

  5. Their words sometimes make more sense than the correct words!

    Thank you for visiting my own mom-blog, homeschooledbykids .

  6. OMG I love it. He must keep you laughing ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for sharing

  7. I remember those days! We once asked our middle girl (aged about five at the time) what the smallest building blocks in the universe are (she had been doing a project at school) – she said “varticles?”

    1. Love it, they come out with the most wonderful things ๐Ÿ˜€

  8. Foot wrist ๐Ÿ˜‚ brilliant ๐Ÿ˜‚

  9. ๐Ÿ˜‚ they really do say the darnest things ๐Ÿ˜‚

  10. Simply adorable! Treasure these moments.

  11. Oh I love this. How perfectly innocent are children ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜.
    My foster child asked me once โ€œhow old do you have to be to wear b.o.dorant?โ€
    Quite a clever name for it really lol xx

    1. Thatโ€™s brilliant! Love it! Thanks for stopping by xx

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