max nix

15 Nov

Iliana is at this age where she slowly but steadily loses the toddler charm of pronouncing half of the words wrong. I know what they say. Once they go down the mispronouncing road you have the obligation to correct them in order for them to learn to say the words the right way. Bullshit. Or at least that is how I see it. Now.

Maybe it is because I realise that it will be the last time someone will say max nix, a.k.a es macht nichts – it doesn’t matter- in such a sweet and utterly wrong way. We have decided (at least for now) against having child no 3. I have mentioned the most important reasons in one of my previous posts so I will not say anything more on that here.

So, it must be pre-nostalgia for us now. Knowing that something is coming to its end. N. & I are both looking at each other and melt away whenever we hear a little gem coming out of her mouth. The truth is, eventually, they will learn how to say everything the proper way. Why not linger a bit longer on their unique choice of wording? Hell YEAH!

xxx

T

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7 Responses to “max nix”

  1. Bestof2sisters November 15, 2012 at 9:21 am #

    Definitely linger!!! And what a beautiful name she has 😉

    • wonderlandbytatu November 15, 2012 at 10:22 am #

      Thank you! Ilios means sun in Greek and it is exactly what she is to me: my sunshine – cheesy but true;) –

  2. N. Boucaouris November 15, 2012 at 10:03 am #

    nice lawn! Max Nix…

  3. ramblingsfromamum November 15, 2012 at 11:47 am #

    Oh lady how gorgeous are your thoughts! You must read my Memoir (believe me I’m not getting rich from it) but in it I write about all the sayings my girls had…giving you another snippet..

    I would sit listening to Lauren at the age of two in the early morning when she woke in her cot. She would babble, “Hi nana”, “Hi cat”, “Hi daddy”, “Hi mumma”, and her dad and I would often be in hysterics in our bedroom listening to her. She was not only labeling things, she was communicating with them. By acknowledging the existence of things outside of her self, she was forming her ego. There, in that nursery cot, a miraculous, alchemical process was taking place.
    At almost the same age, Jade started using words, some of them being ‘sish’ for fish, ‘sooz’ for shoes and ‘nu’ for no (that one was often repeated!) I regrettably have only one audio tape, the only one I ever recorded of them talking when they were little. How I wish I had taped them more, but we did not own a video recorder back then and this tape is as precious to me now as it is to my girls, now grown up.

    YES let them use their own language for it doesn’t last for long and it is simply beautiful to listen to.
    Perhaps I can suggest you try and record them talking..I am sorry I only did one tape…but it so precious to me now. 🙂 xxx

  4. littlemisswordy November 15, 2012 at 5:07 pm #

    I totally agree with you! I love it when they mispronounce words like “Put me on your soldiers daddy” and “Mommy, I need handtizertizer.” 😉

  5. thirtysomethingbride November 16, 2012 at 12:27 am #

    My daughter is 10 now and only quite recently stopped confusing ‘f’ and ‘th’ so always said ‘thingers’. It was definitely wrong of me to let her but i was clinging to her last vestiges of cuteness!

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