When my younger brother was a baby, he had the same problem many other children do when learning to speak. He couldn't say the "tr" sound. Sometimes it came out "fr" and sometimes just "f". Of course, when he saw a truck driving along the road, this became something of an embarrassment to my mother. He outgrew it finally.
My older two children have spared me this. The Boy refered to trucks as "beeeg cars" until he was able to say the word truck. The Middle Girl had no interest in vehicles and I have no idea if she even had a word for trucks or cars very early on. The Toddler Girl calls all vehicles "Brrm-brrms". Lucky me.
Well, except that The Toddler Girl has developed a passion for frogs, which seem to be as popular an Easter animal these days as the bunny or chick. She gets very excited when she sees a frog, or as she calls them "Fok". Yesterday, we were in a store for 30 minutes and she spent almost the whole time yelling, "Fok! Fok! Fok!" I just hope she doesn't keep showing off her new word.
1 year ago