Thursday, November 11, 2010

Sassy mouth

*Post Edit*: I am not actually worried about Nora saying butt. I don't like the word, I think it sounds kind of crass. But I don't think it's pepper in the mouth kind of language. I just found it super funny that her teasing Henry sounded more like hairy butt. Sorry if you thought I was worried about this. I'm totally not.*

I was supposed to show you pictures of other things I've been working on.

But instead I have chosen to share with you my 2 year old's new found ability to torment her brother.

Yesterday, for some unknown reason, Nora started saying "butt, butt, butt, butt".

Now, we don't use that word in our house. We really don't. Well, sometimes I do, but I'm working on it, ok?! And I try not to let anyone hear me when I say it.

Anyway, Nora continued with her recitation of this "naughty" word.

It bothered Henry to no end.

In fact he tattled on her.

"Mommmmm, Nora is saying butt."

Me. "Nora, we don't say butt."

Nora. "Butt, butt, butt, butt"

But then she took it to new heights once she figured out that it caused a reaction. She started getting Henry's attention first by saying his name, followed by saying butt. Trying super hard to irritate him.

However, she does not pronounce Henry correctly yet.(she leaves out the N)

So it came out sounding more like "hery! butt! hery! butt! hery! butt!"

I could not make this stuff up if I tried!

What do you do when it is a two year old saying this stuff?

I didn't want to bring more attention to by making a big deal out of it, and laughing certainly wasn't helping.

So I just walked away, and Hery seemed to realize that ignoring it was the best bet as well.

And then I took their picture, which will always make the center of attention baby of the family completely forget everything else.


  1. Hahahahaha!! That's hilarious. I used to babysit a couple of kids (4th grade boy and 6th grade girl). The brother was forever calling the sister a "buh-head". After weeks of listening to his mispronunciation, I finally said "Jake, it's BUTT-HEAD, but buh-head." His sister said "He knows. But he knows he can't get in trouble because he's not technically calling me a butthead." So smart!

  2. Does Nora even know what "butt" means? Or is she just remembering hearing her siblings say, in response to Mom or Dad telling them to do something, "But, but, but. . . ." Benefit of the doubt for Nora. She's too sweet to be meaning what she is saying. Isn't she?

  3. how did I miss this!? I don't remember any of this was I upstairs or spacing out mabey?:)

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  5. Ahhh gotta love those grandma's eh?! :-)
    They and daddy is the reason my Norah is the way she is.....ugh....


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