Snippet: Words

While Flora misuses words, Kate is still at the stage where she is primarily mispronouncing them.

For example, Flora brought me a picture she had drawn of a big, fat cat.

“This cat has a lot of kitties in her belly,” she declared. “She’s permanent.”

“You mean pregnant,” I said.

“What does pregnant mean?”

“It means you have a lot of kitties in your belly.”

Kate says: to-moll-oh. It’s adorable. She knows what it means (the day after today). She just can’t say it yet.