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Im stupid for letting my son say grandpa in a different language?

my 14 month old ds calls my dad yeahyeah (chinese for grandpa) and *MY* grandparents(who like to be called weenannie and grandpapa) freaked out on me saying why couldnt i have taught him an english word, how stupid i am for letting him say it ect ect.....im just happy he's talking a little bit (other then yeahyeah he says mama dada and tries to say dog)

so what do your toddlers call their grandparents or great grandparents

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redbutterfly666

Asked by redbutterfly666 at 9:04 PM on Oct. 20, 2012 in General Parenting

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  • They are the stupid ones.... ignorant too I'd say!
    Crafty26

    Answer by Crafty26 at 9:07 PM on Oct. 20, 2012

  • At that age he can still learn to say it the way they would like to be called.
    virginiamama71

    Answer by virginiamama71 at 9:09 PM on Oct. 20, 2012

  • they need to shush!!!
    We are maw maw and pop pop but hubs was curbumb for a long time no clue what it meant but our little one calls my dad Senior Papa and my mom mamacita granny just because and they think its adorable.
    luvmygrandbaby

    Answer by luvmygrandbaby at 9:11 PM on Oct. 20, 2012

  • It's really none of their business. My boys call my in-laws "bubbe" and "zeyde", which are the Yiddish words for grandma and grandpa.

    Sharon
    momto2boys973

    Answer by momto2boys973 at 9:16 PM on Oct. 20, 2012

  • Grandma/ Grandpa Last Name
    Grandma and Grumps (a play on Grumpy Old Men)

    If they think you're stupid for allowing him to say grandpa in Chinese- perhaps they think you're too stupid to spend time with and should just stay away :)
    feralxat

    Answer by feralxat at 9:18 PM on Oct. 20, 2012

  • My husband is from the UK so his parents are Nanny and Grandad. Mine are boring old Grandma and Grandpa. :)

    PS I love YeahYeah! We are big Ni How KaiLan fans in this house.
    tessiedawg

    Answer by tessiedawg at 9:27 PM on Oct. 20, 2012

  • yeah ni hao kailan is the show he watches before nap time :)
    redbutterfly666

    Comment by redbutterfly666 (original poster) at 9:29 PM on Oct. 20, 2012

  • For me is NOT stupid at all beside you teach your kid what every you want
    Alisim

    Answer by Alisim at 9:30 PM on Oct. 20, 2012

  • Not stupid at all. My DD has said grampa gramma once, but that is it. She doesn't really see them ever. My ILs want to be called Gigi and Pops, but they will take whatever she decides to call them.
    However I am excited to report that I got DD to say "domo" which is thank you in Japanese! Been working on that for like 4 months! Dozo is next.
    AF4life

    Answer by AF4life at 9:42 PM on Oct. 20, 2012

  • oh i completely forgot domo meant thank you LOL
    redbutterfly666

    Comment by redbutterfly666 (original poster) at 9:44 PM on Oct. 20, 2012

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