Things 3 Year Olds Say

Little Z is a little chatterbox and, given the chance, will chatter all day long telling us his stories or will sing everything that he knows. His speech is semi clear and we understand very thing he says but he can swing somewhat eloquent to pre-school style talk which consists of made up words that he still uses.

The latter is definitely the cuter one and the OH and I have to be careful not to adopt too much of ourselves.

I was fairly gutted a couple of weeks ago when he suddenly started pronouncing “Tomomow” correctly and enjoying saying it “Tomorrow”. It’s coming our all clear and like a grown up child. Arrgggh. I may have even attempted to get him to revert back to saying it as he did but he wouldn’t have any of it and defiantly kept saying it the correct way.


There is still a hundred and one unique Little Z-isms that we can enjoy for now though. Ones that we usually chuckle at secretly from behind pillows.

These are some of the things our 3 year old has been saying recently:

After a haircut…
Little Z: Do you like my haircut?
Me: Yes it’s very nice [Stroking his hair]
Little Z: Ok, don’t break it.

Little Z: Shall we go to the cousin tree?
Me: You mean the conservatory?
Me: No. Cousin tree.

Little Z: You can sleep in my bled room
Me: That’s my bed room. Your bed is in there.
Little Z: Its my bled room.

Little Z: Charge IPad Mummy or you gonna die.
Me: Errrrrr….you mean charge the IPad?
Little Z: Yeah.

Me: Can you tell me a story?
Little Z: Once upon a time It was a dark and storrrrrmy night.
Me: and then?
Little Z: The end!
(I blame the Big Bad Barry episode from Ben and Holly for this one!)


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  1. Mummypinkwellies February 10, 2014 / 9:21 am

    Oh I love this. So cute!

    The Big Bad Barry episode had a lot to answer for in our house too! x

  2. Alexandra Mercer February 10, 2014 / 10:20 am

    I love this stage when they talk like that, and they do it with such seriousness! #MagicMoments
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  3. Jaime Oliver February 10, 2014 / 12:22 pm

    lol lol classic!! i so love what he says he is so so cute xxx

    thanks for linking up with #MagicMoment

    p.s i love that photo x
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  4. Sarah (@tamingtwins) February 10, 2014 / 2:48 pm

    If we don’t hear from you this week, I’ll assume you didn’t charge the iPad πŸ˜‰

    Very funny, can’t wait until mine are chatting more clearly. #MagicMoments

    • Actually Mummy... February 11, 2014 / 11:55 pm

      That’s what I was going to say! Very cute. I hate it now that mine don’t say cute things any more. They just laugh at me when I say them instead!

  5. Sarah MumofThree World February 10, 2014 / 6:15 pm

    Very cute! I remember being a little bit sad when my kids stopped saying these things and eventually you forget them πŸ™ That’s why it’s so good to have a blog.
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  6. Katie @mummydaddyme February 10, 2014 / 8:49 pm

    Haha so cute! Mads always goes on about Big Bad Barry, every time she sees a fish she shouts ‘Big Bad Barry’ much to the amusement of people nearby. πŸ˜‰ x

  7. Jenny February 10, 2014 / 9:14 pm

    Hahaha This is hilarious. I love the funny things kids say. I write about Buba’s ramblings on my weekly post called Phrase Day Friday. They are ever so entertaining.

  8. Sara (@mumturnedmom) February 10, 2014 / 11:43 pm

    So cute! I love toddlerisms! My wee girl is starting to really develop her own little phrases now, it’s brilliant πŸ™‚ #MagicMoments
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  9. Rocknrollerbaby February 11, 2014 / 10:33 am

    Great story and super funny about the hair cut! πŸ™‚

  10. Jess @ Along Came Cherry February 13, 2014 / 9:06 pm

    Love these! Especially the one about not breaking his haircut! It’s really sad when they start speaking ‘properly’, we were just saying today about when Cherry used to call socks ‘doc docs’. They are growing up too fast! x
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  11. Angela Cheung February 14, 2014 / 1:24 pm

    lol our soon to be 3 years old is like that, his “I’m dead” means he’s Sad! I can understand what you mean when you wanted him to revert back to baby talk, we are so gonna miss that too! x
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  12. Kate Hurn February 14, 2014 / 2:23 pm

    This is adorable! He’s obviously got a little cheeky chappy side to him πŸ™‚ xx
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  13. Heather @ Note From Lapland February 14, 2014 / 6:34 pm

    ahh bless. My son used to struggle to propnounce ‘s’ at the beginning of words. I miss our ‘nakes, ‘poons and ‘nacks. It’s awesome watching them grow up but bitter sweet, isn’t it?

  14. older mum in a muddle February 14, 2014 / 8:20 pm

    Bless him…. his words for conservatory are genius. I just love their words and phrases at this age. Little A used to say moonix instead of music – it melted me every time she said it. X
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  15. AtoZ Mummy February 15, 2014 / 9:48 am

    Haha these are hilarious! I might try the ipad one… adds a bit of urgency to the situation LOL. We still say loads of words that Z used to get wrong or just sounded funny… “beesh” will always mean sleep in our house too for some reason.
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  16. Charly Dove February 15, 2014 / 5:00 pm

    Gosh how did I miss this post! I love listening to what they come out with although it’s weird when they start saying things properly. POD’s started saying banana and it’s always been “banya” – we do still have “butt-flies” though. Just πŸ™‚
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  17. Not a frumpy mum February 16, 2014 / 10:37 am

    Aww, so cute. I love listening to my son. He really concentrates when he’s trying to out a sentence together. The words don’t always come out in the right order but he is trying! x
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  18. Hannah February 16, 2014 / 1:14 pm

    So funny, I love reading stuff like this. My mum still has a book of all the
    crazy pictures and funny things me and my brother used to say. Such a good memory xx
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  19. Muma Leary February 19, 2014 / 11:34 pm

    Absolutely love having a conversation with little ones. It is so earnest and gorgeous. LOVE IT.
    Shame they grow up isn’t it. πŸ™
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