A couple of days ago, author Tessa Dare shared the term her friend’s daughter used to describe a crow. Halloween eagle. “And a child shall lead us. It is known,” Tessa tweeted.
Admiring the creativity, parents turned to Twitter with their own.
A friend’s 5 yr old saw a rhino and called it a “Battle Unicorn”. Can we let 5 yr olds christen new species please?
My daughter once referred to dreams as “The Stories In My Eyes”
A kindergartner told me she liked my hand socks…gloves obviously. But now forever hand socks.
A friend’s 5yo was wailing about seeing “flamingo witches” after watching the National Geographic channel. Took a little while to figure out she was talking about vultures.
My two year old son calls beards/facial hair “face grass”. It started like a year ago and we can’t bring ourselves to correct him.
My son calls ravioli “pasta pockets”
When I was 4 or 5, I referred to cemeteries as “die yards.”
My friend’s toddler calls wolves ‘party dogs’. Carry on.
My daughter when she was 3 made the word “Lasterday” meaning any day before yesterday. “I was born lasterday” or “Remember when we went to the store lasterday”
My daughter wanted to be a librarier when she grew up. Librarian? I asked. No. Librarier. Someone who goes to the library and reads books!
When our son was little, he called a harmonica a “cowboy trumpet”.
When my daughter was roughly 5, she referred to eyebrows as eye moustaches. She’s a teenager now and it’s all about the eyebrows
My niece used to say she was “singing in her pants” whenever she passed gas.
When my son was little, he used to say “fasting” instead of running. “Look Mom! I’m fasting!”
My 5 year old niece says “starfish-circle” for cartwheel. Genius!
When my daughter was 3 or 4, she called a smoke stack at a local business a “cloud factory.” Yep, that *is* what it looked like!