Kids Say the Darndest Things…Especially Mine!

Why are people looking at me in the supermarket, Mommy?

Kids say the darndest things. My son likes to scream something that sounds a little lot like “cock”–at the loudest decibel possible.

Of course it’s a mispronunciation. What kind of Mommy do you think I am?

Scenario No. 1: Wheeling Alex through the supermarket parking lot (I always make a fun game of it by looking both ways, waiting for him to yell, “go!”, and taking off as fast as my out-of-shape legs will take me). He sees a large supplier “truck” parked in the fire lane. One hundred million percent boy, Alex gets excited about a big ‘ol “truck.” And even more thrilled when a trucker flashes his toothless grin (immediate bonding because they both have lots of spaces, maybe?) and honks his horn. “Cock! Cock!” Alex yells, thrilled with his life. “Cock!”

Yes, “truck” is “cock” in our world. And all of the gawking supermarket shoppers think it’s funny, too.

Scenario No. 2: Sitting down to a family dinner. Alex is getting good at using his “fork,” but calls that a “cock” as well. He’s also obsessed with food temperature, always asking if food is hot. So it goes a little something like this:

Alex staring at his food inquisitively: “Hot?”

Me, torturing myself for a split second wondering if it’s cool enough but ultimately deciding it’s fine: “No, it’s not hot, sweetie. It’s okay to eat.”

Alex, pointing to his “fork.” “Cock?”

Me, stifling laughter at putting his two words–“hot cock”–together. I am really mature. “Yes, that’s your FORK. Take a bite.”

We’ve clearly established I am turning 39 in 3 days, so I can mostly control my laughter. But my teenage stepdaughter? Hell, no. She giggles uncontrollably when Alex yells “cock” at the table. It’s a giggle that is so deep that it creates tears for Ashley…and for her Dad, because he still can’t believe she knows what that means (and has a little trucker mouth herself, too).

Want to come over for dinner? I am serving up a versatile dish (see below).

What does your kid/did your kid mispronounce that gives/gave you the giggles?

p.s. I have to give credit where credit is due…Alex honestly has an incredible vocabulary and says most things right (this is for you, Alex, so you don’t get mad at me for talking “cock” in the future). Oh, and please keep voting for me in the little brown box at the top of your page! Thanks!

This is the beef version. I don't eat it, as you know, but my family loves it. I am a fan of the vegetarian version! : )

Cheeseburger Pie (in Beef, Turkey, and Vegetarian Versions!)


1 pound of ground beef, ground turkey, or vegetarian crumbles
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup Bisquick
1 vidalia onion, chopped
1 cup of cheddar cheese, shredded
1 cup milk
Olive oil

If adding beef:
1 tablespoon Montreal Steak Seasoning
1 tablespoon steak sauce

If adding turkey
1 tablespoon Montreal Checken seasoning
1 tablespoon Worcesterchire

If adding vegetarian crumbles
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1-2 tablespoons tomato sauce


Pour enough olive oil to coat the skillet. Add onions and cook until translucent. Add ground beef, turkey, or vegetarian crumbles and cook until done (drain if necessary, especially with ground beef or turkey), and return to the pan. Add in the spices noted for the pie you’re making (i.e. Montreal Steak Seasoning and steak sauce for ground beef), and stir until combined.

Transfer cooked meat/crumbles into a pie plate coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle cheddar cheese on top, covering it fully. In a separate bowl, combine beaten eggs, milk, and Bisquick together, and pour it over the cheese. Bake in a 400 degree oven for about 25 minutes, until a tester comes out clean. Serve with a fresh salad, and it’s a quick and easy dinner!

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16 Responses to Kids Say the Darndest Things…Especially Mine!

  1. Jamie says:

    That was one of the funniest things I have ever read. Period.

  2. Carly says:

    Lol I think they always do something bad to the word truck. That will continue when he starts singing that song on the playground, “chuck chuck Bo buck banana fanna fo fuck…” kids are funny.

  3. Nina says:

    So funny! Seriously–I find it so adorable when my kids say something wrong or with a lisp . . . I don’t want to correct them but eventually we have to. My son referred to chipmunks as “doggies” for a long time before I finally realized I’d better tell him the right word! It was pretty cute though.

    • Mommy Dish says:

      It’s so adorable all of the words they come up with! A lisp only adds to the cuteness (my LO doesn’t have one–can’t imagine how your heart melts when you hear that!). Thanks for the comment, and for reading my blog. I will check yours out, too!

  4. Michele says:

    My daughter..and we all know who that is… was at the stage where she asked everyone “What’s your name?”.. OH the responses.. I had to laugh though one woman responded “Toots”… Well.. my daughter looked at her and yelled “Tits?”.. not because she was old enough to know what they were but that’s what she thought she heard.. The woman.. pretty rattled ..(older woman I might add).. quickly responded “NOOOO.. TOOTS as in Tootsie Rolls.. “.. My daughter thought a second and said..
    “OH we only buy Milky Ways.”.. End of conversation.. and beginning of people clicking their tongues and wondering how a little girl like that knows what “tits” are… and her mother is wondering as well.. because she knows she has never heard the word before.. she’s too little to be blaming it on the bus… and so
    it goes..

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  7. I have enjoyed reading your story. Anyway, thanks also for posting the Cheeseburger Pie. This is something new for me.


    • Mommy Dish says:

      Hope you like it, Raquel! My family loves it (beef version is their favorite). Enjoy! And thanks for supporting my blog.

  8. Wonderful story. This reminds me of my childhood days.


  9. Awesome. What’s next?

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