My daughter stands in front of me, her arms up in the universal sign for "pick me up and do it NOW".
"Hold you, Mama! I hold you!"
I know she really means that she wants me to hold her and that perhaps a grammar Nazi might want to correct her, I smile and enjoy the little verbal quirk.
She just turned two so I am actually in the peak age for adorable mispronunciations and verb quirks. She tells me when she wants to "nuggle under da cubbers" (snuggle under the covers) or "need yubbie" (needs a lovely to hold) or "I see kitty nice nice" (she sees the sweet old cat from next door).
I enjoy hearing her little voice as she figures out how language works and I know that the days of cute scrambled ways of talking don't last very long.
My (about two in the picture up there but almost six now) son's days of "I wanna pocky d" (popsicle) and "bubba you" (love you) didn't last nearly long enough.
(Though, thankfully, I am REALLY glad he finally learned to pronounce the name Percy from Thomas the Tank Engine. I was very red-faced during one Target trip when he shouted his version of Percy in the toy aisle. How do I put this delicately? Imagine a two year old screaming a word that sounds awfully like a certain slang word for a women's body part and/or a cat. Yikes.)
Beyond the cute factor, I think I like her use of language because those mispronunciations mark her as still being a baby, my last baby. I love my kids at every age and stage but as we leave the baby stages for good, I treasure the last moments of that stage.
What are your favorite kid pronunciations or cute verbal quirks?