Fo Yeas Old

From the backseat of the car the other day, Lyle – the child who as of yet has no final ‘r’ sound in his speech said, “Mommy?  Do you know what ‘F-O-O’ spells?”

I said, “Hmm, well, I’m not sure.  Maybe ‘Foo’?”

“No!” he exclaimed.  “It’s ‘foh’!”

“Oh!  I see.  What’s ‘foh’?”

“You know,” he said, “like three and five!”

“Ahh, right.  Four.  That’s right.  You’ll probably be surprised to know that ‘four’ ends in an ‘r’, Lyle!”

After thinking about this new information for a while, he said, surprised, “That’s funny that there’s a silent ‘r’ in the word ‘foh’.”

Someday he’ll figure out that it’s not silent.

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7 responses to “Fo Yeas Old

  1. The boy is just a Bostonian at heart! 😉 C has trouble with her ‘th’s and that causes some funny misunderstandings!

  2. Like I said in my other comment, so stinking adorable!

  3. So adorable. Quinn has no “r” sounds at all. It’s kinda cute.

  4. Love him!!

  5. Silent r. Priceless.

  6. Orangeboy had trouble with r’s for a long time, especially the starting ones. He sounded like Elmer Fudd a lot. He started using r’s regularly sometime last year.
    And it’s so funny how young children think their own subjective experience is the only reality – and some not so young with ASD.

  7. “The greatest poem ever known
    is one all poets have outgrown
    The poetry, innate, untold
    of being only four years old”

    Christopher Morley “To a child”

    Priceless story! (Pwiceless?)

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