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Kid Definishons: “Inpublic”

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Kid Definishons Inpublic Definitions Funny Words

What your kid gets from the words you use can sometimes be close, but not quite right. The sheer repeated context of a word can train them into a wrong association.

My 4yo son now tells my wife and I that we’re being inpublic. He chuckles and admonishes us sagely, “Hah! Dat was inpubwic!” It’s hard not to pick up the new use as regular language. I admit every once in a while I’ll tell my lad that spraying me with spit is inpublic. Even when we’re at home.

Close is sometimes enough, though. Provided they get the right idea.

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14 Responses to “Kid Definishons: “Inpublic””

  1. James Hudyma says:

    Cute. He’s got the idea. Smart kid.

  2. Carter says:

    Nice, Andy. Our just-turned-5-year-old has never had his hands full. Instead, when he couldn’t carry anything else, he has been “full of hands.”

  3. Eric says:

    I get asked if I will play games after I finish my “Beard.” they are cute

  4. Larry says:

    Funny. He definitely get the gist. I wonder if he ever says this term about himself. Cute.

  5. Daniel says:

    Our nephew and our son were tickling each other. Our nephew said, “we’re tickling our chuthers!” So funny.

    • Andy says:

      Love it! I’m tempted to Google chuthers just because it sounds like some part of British cuisine, but I’ll just let it be an adorable thing your nephew said.

  6. Jo says:

    My daughter loved her big brother so much that she had to do EVERYTHING he did….so when he got chicken pox, she wanted them too. I kept telling her she didn’t. ‘But momma, Eyi (Eli) has chicky pox and I want them, too!’ You think you want them, but you don’t honey, they itch and hurt, you probly don’t want them sweety.’ ‘YES I DO, EYI GETS TO HAVE CHICKY POX AND I WANT SOME TOO!!’ Then, of course she got them and once she got them, it changed to, ‘I no like the chicky pox momma, I no want them no more!’ Ugh! Kids… O.o
    e!’ I was like

  7. Jo says:

    Oops, not sure what’s going on at the end of my comment there????

  8. Jason Cooper says:

    My little daughter is also like that when she was 2 years old. It is just a step to them and they are just learning to speak. Just continue teaching them until they will speak clearly enough.

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