The A to Z of Words Kids Cant Say

There are just some words kids cant say. We’ve all been there, our parents often reminding us what words we would get muddled up as children. We’ve done it and now our children are too. Recently BattleKid got pins and needles in his leg from sitting in one position too long. He had no idea what was wrong and was crying to BattleDad that his leg was hurting and felt funny. We deduced that he had gotten pins and needles for the first time, a sensation we as adults are used to. It’s something you forget about until your children experiences it for the first time. And it must feel like the most alien thing to them. He now calls them peedles, instead of pins and needles.words kids cant say

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We also have Bairy instead of Fairy, the very common Lellow instead of Yellow and puter instead of computer like Kelly’s little ones from The Best Version of Kelly. One of my sisters used to say hassgropper instead of grasshopper too. We find it quite funny when we hear BattleKid say “Mammy, Daddy, I have peedles”. It got me wondering what are some of the other words kids cant say and, so I asked the parent blogger community to share their words with us.

The A to Z of Words Kids Cant Say

A is for Avocado, or applocado as Nathalie’s son would say (Intolerant Gourmand). It is also for Advertisment, or advertment according to Nicole from Tales from Mamaville’s 4-year-old. And you’d think it’s for Ambulance as well. Oh no, not according to Sarah from The Herniman House’s 3-year-old son. A is for apple-lance.

B is for Blueberries. Also known as bobaries by Nicole’s son from The Frugal Cottage, or boobies by Kayley from Friendly First Food’s little one! B is also for Bath Bomb or bum-bum according to Ally’s daughter from Slim Sights.

C is for Crepe, or crap according to Pete’s daughter (Household Money Saving). C is also for Carbonara (one of my favourite Italian dishes) or better known as carabanana by Amy from The Smallest of Things’ daughter. C is for Clock, or cock according to the little ones of both Jaymee (The Mum Diaries) and Kellie’s son too (My Little Babog). And while we’re veering into swear words, C is normally for Castle but in the words of Aria, daughter to Leanne asshole (A Slice of My Life Wales)!words kids cant say - Clock

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D is for Dinosaur but not according to both Beth (Twinderelmo) or Cat’s (Rock and Roll Pussy Cat) little ones. No, D is for dine-saw and dinoraurs, respectively.

E is for Eskimo Kisses, or es-man iss’ as Sophia’s little girl would say (Tattooed Tea Lady). E is also for Ear Defenders, or indiferds according to Louise’s daughter from Pink Pear Bear.

F is for something I wear most days since we moved to Portugal – Flip Flops. Or, as Nicola from The Mummy Monster’s little one would say “dip dops”, or Victoria from Parenting Peace and Quiet’s little one’s name for them, plip plops.

G is for Guinea Pigs, or pip-pigs according to Jo’s little one from Cup of Toast. G is also for Glasses, which I wear, or as they are known in Sally’s house, lowers. That’s the first time I’ve heard them referred to as that (Teddy Bears and Cardigans).

H is for Helicopter or hebicotteleter as Michelle from What Mummy Thinks’ daughter has renamed it!

I is for Isabella. Michelle’s son can’t quite get his sister’s name right and so calls her Billaba (What Mummy Thinks).

J is for Just Kidding, or just killing as Mia’s son from Seaside Living with a Turtle and Unicorn says.

K is for Kettle, which was renamed cattle some 20 years ago by Becky from 3 Princesses and 1 Dude’s sister. Kettles will forever be known as cattles in her house.

L is for Lawnmower, or as Jo’s son from Pickle and Poppet calls them, lun bowers.

M is for Milk, or door as Jenni’s little one from Chilling with Lucas has called it. I asked why, and she said

I’m guessing because it comes from behind the fridge door, but we have never known why. He calls my breastmilk mummy’s door haha.

M is also for Mature but in Tracey’s house, from Pack the PJ’s, mature has been renamed manure. So, if you want Mature Cheddar, you’ll receive the manure cheddar from her son. Love this!

M is also for Monkey, or punkey as Jennie from Ricecakes and Raisins 1 year old says. Monkey has been renamed wanky by Leanne’s little girl of A Slice of My Life Wales. Oops.words kids cant say

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N is for Nutella, or butella as Louise’s son from With Love from Lou says.

O is for Octapus, or opitus as Michelle’s daughter says (What Mummy Thinks).

P is for Pillow. Well, not anymore. Pillow is now podo in Elizabeth’s house (The Homemakers Journal) and bippo in Annie’s house (Mama Willmot).

Q is for quickly, a word I am often saying to BattleKid (why are 3 year olds so slow) or quiply as Amy’s 3-year-old says from The Smallest of Things.

R is for Rabbit, or babbit as they’re now known by Christy’s nephew (Welsh Mum). R is also for Radiator or galorator as Sophie’s son says (Sophobsessed), and R would also be for Remember, or benember as Emma’s 5-year-old says instead (Wanderlust and Wet Wipes).

S is for Sausage Roll, or arsehole if you are Jenni’s little one from Chilling with Lucas! S is also for suitcase, or soupcase as Elizabeth’s little one calls it (The Homemakers Journal). S is also for Snuggles and cuddles or noodles as they’re known in Laura’s house (The Mamma Fairy).

T is for Trampoline, or ba-boh-leen as Alice’s little one says from Living with a Jude.

U is for Unicorn, a majestical creature, or nunicorn as Fateen’s daughter calls them (The Ninja Tale).

V is for Very, or bery as both Mia’s son from Seaside Living with a Turtle and Unicorn and BattleKid say.

W is for Wellies, something we don’t need or use here in Portugal but for Sarah’s little one in the UK, willies are a must (Whimsical Mumblings).

X was one that we couldn’t find a word for but it forms part of Litter Box or as another blogger mentioned in another article of this type about words kids can’t say, Glitter Box as their little ones likes to call it. In the author’s words

I know which one I’d rather be cleaning!

Y is for Yoghurt, or lollert as Simones little one says (Dog Days and Delights). Y is also for Yellow, a hard one for many kids to say including Beth’s from Twinderelmo, and also Helen from Talking Mums. We have a Lellow sayer in our house too.

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And last but not least, Z is for catching some zzz’s, sleeping, or in Lianne’s house, bleeping (Ankle Biters Adventures).

Special mention goes to Simone’s niece of Dog Days and Delights who, instead of saying sucking a sweet, says fucking a fweet.

And by far my favourite of all the responses to my shout out for words kids cant say was from Tamara of The Epileptic Blogger who’s little one calls a Bucket and Spade a F@ck it and Bade!

What a wide variety of words kids cant say. Are there any on the list your little ones cant say? Or some which are not? We’d love to hear what they are!words kids cant say

Thanks to all the bloggers who helped me write this post by sharing with us the words and phrases their kids cant say.

Cath x


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47/52 My Sunday Photo: 19/11/2017

 As you’ll remember from last week’s My Sunday Photo, we made a return trip to Castro Marim castle. In the grounds were some tree logs and they caught my eye. I’m not sure if I like them as captured or in black and sunday photo - black and white comparisons of logs
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USA Road Trip Holiday Diaries – Days 15 and 16

After getting showered and dressed, we ate breakfast in the hotel at 8.30am. BattleKid and I went back to our room to do some final packing while BattleDad visited a chemist for some throat spray and melatonin for BattleKid for the plane.

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All packed and ready to go.

We had to check out by noon, so shortly before we loaded up the car and set off to drop off the AirBnB keys before heading to Portland International Airport.

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Heading for Portland Airport
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Portland International Airport
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Leaving on a high

We got rid of our bags, made our way through security and went to some lunch. As we had some time to kill before our flight was due to board, we found the children’s play area and let BattleKid have fun. He even met another boy with the same name as him and it got quite confusing for them when we or the other parents would shout the name.

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Loving the children’s play area in Portland International Airport
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Loving the children’s play area in Portland International Airport

The play area at Portland Airport is great and both older kids and toddlers had fun in there. BattleKid’s favourite part was the soft airplane. We boarded at 4.30 for our 5.30pm flight and settled down for the night. It was an uneventful flight, with BattleKid and I managing a few hours’ sleep.

As usual BattleDad didn’t sleep much and as a result was knackered by the time we landed in London on the Sunday morning. He had to run an errand while there, so once we’d transferred from Terminal 3 to 5, he went off, leaving BattleKid and I to chill out. When he got back we checked through our bags and went through and grabbed a Wagamama’s for lunch/dinner.

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Thanks for a great flight back to the UK Delta
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Strutting his stuff in Heathrow in his pj’s, as you do when you’re 3!

BattleKid is quite fond of noodles but was fascinated by chopsticks, which I can’t figure out myself. Our flight was due to leave London shortly after 4pm but we were delayed by an hour and a half.

The plane had come from Athens and was carrying a man with a broken leg. They had gotten him into the plane using a particularly narrow wheelchair in Greece, but he became wedged in his seat and they couldn’t get him back out at Heathrow. The crew called the on-site nurse who had to call for a doctor’s assistance. They couldn’t administer any more pain relief as he was on morphine already. Eventually they freed him with gas and air. As soon as all the passengers were on the plane we took off.

Our misfortune in getting back to Portugal didn’t end with that. We were seated towards the rear of the plane and ended up beside a group of about 12 gentlemen who were clearly on a golfing holiday and who were quite drunk even before they boarded the plane. As a result, they were loud and leery and a right pain in the behind. A poor elderly couple in front of us ended up sitting in the crew’s jump seats for the flight as they couldn’t stand the noise. I take my hat off to the crew who somehow kept their cool with them.

I’ve never been gladder to get off a plane. We collected our bags and headed out to find the car. I read the parking printout and couldn’t get the ticket machine to accept payment. I found a parking office and he informed me I had done our entry to the car park wrong. Thankfully he sorted it out with no additional costs and I now knew what to do next time I booked parking at Faro Airport. We got back home after 10pm and fell straight into bed, shattered but pleased we’d had a great holiday in America. It was certainly one we would remember for a very long time.

If you’ve gotten this far, I have to thank you for reading all about our incredible USA holiday. Has it inspired you to consider a road trip with your family?

Cath x

USA Road Trip Holiday Diaries – Day 14

We woke around 7am and after showers and getting dressed, I packed some of our things up in preparation for our return to Europe. We called an Uber at 9am and got him to drop us off at a bistro that had also been recommended to us, Mother’s Bistro and Bar in Downtown Portland.

We had to wait about 10 minutes for a table as it was very busy, even though it was after 9am. And the wait was worth it. I had the Wild Salmon Hash and poached egg, while BattleDad had the same hash but with scrambled eggs. Oh my word, the food was amazing. Even BattleKid ate well. It wasn’t a cheap breakfast, but I could understand why it was so busy. Once again, thank you to those on Facebook who recommended it. Definitely a great breakfast!

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Starting our day in Mother’s Bistro and Bar with an amazing breakfast

After we were suitably fed, we walked from there to a shopping area in Downtown Portland, visiting yet another Sephora for me and a Nike shop for BattleDad. Neither of us got away with cheap purchases. I bought some more makeup and another Tom Ford perfume, while BattleDad bagged himself some very nice Nike trainers and an Oregon football jersey, which was not cheap.

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Wandering Downtown Portland with our Adventure Belt on

From there we walked to Finnegans Toy Store, where we got BattleKid a Brio Police Motorbike toy. It was a quaint toy store selling more traditional type toys and not an electronic gadget or toy in sight. BattleKid could have stayed for hours playing with the Brio Train set on display. I can highly recommend this shop as a stop in Portland if you’re with kids.

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Playing in Finnegan’s Toy Store

We had also been urged to visit Powell’s City of Books store, so from the toy shop that’s where we headed. It was amazing. Occupying a whole city block with over 1 million books, it is easily the biggest book shop I’ve ever come across. The children’s section was huge and there were areas to sit and read to kids too. We didn’t make any purchases there, but it was lovely to say we’d visited it.

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Powell’s City of Books, Portland
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Powell’s City of Books, Portland

Next on the cards was Voodoo Doughnuts but the queue was incredibly long just to get into the shop, so we called an Uber to take us to Salt’N’Straw in the Alphabet District of Portland, another Facebook recommendation. And we weren’t disappointed. We got a tasting tray of ice cream, and apart from the coffee flavour, they were amazing. The salted caramel was out of this world.

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Arriving at Salt’N’Straw
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Amazing ice cream in Salt’N’Straw

After our ice cream treat, we had a wander along the main street of the Alphabet District of Portland, and it was here we got a taste of the Portland we had been hoping for. Cool little cafes beside hip and trendy shops, and buildings that were right out of Grimm, this was the Portland we’d come to see. If we get the chance to return to Portland, this is the area we’ll probably spend more time at.

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Lovely streets in the Alphabet District of Portland
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Buildings right out of Grimm!

We got another Uber back to our hotel at 2pm, and spent the afternoon chilling and packing. BattleDad and I also got a proper chance to read our Kindles. At 5pm we went across to Red Robin for our last dinner before getting BattleKid into bed for 7pm. By 9pm I couldn’t keep my eyes open so followed him in after a great day discovering Portland city itself. I could easily see us returning to Portland for another visit in the future.

Cath x

Christmas Gift Guide for Little Wanderlusters and Travellers

So, the blogging world is a frenzied place with Christmas gift guides for one and all floating about. However, something that I haven’t seen so far is a Christmas gift guide for little wanderlusters like BattleKid. Gifts that will inspire travel among them or get them excited about forthcoming trips and holidays. Gifts that can be easily popped into their luggage to take with them on their travels.

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Luggage space can be at a premium for some wanderlust families, particularly if you are a family that travels with hand luggage only. That said, some of the gifts that I’ve chosen to feature can be enjoyed at home in the run up to a holiday to get the excitement juices following.

I, myself, have been on the hunt for little gifts for BattleKid that we can take with us when we travel. Things that won’t take up too much room and that might either brighten up our luggage, so it is easily identified on a luggage belt, or things that are educational and fun for BattleKid. And I think I’ve found a few gifts that tick those boxes, and which might be ideal for your budding wanderluster. I’ve included one or two things which we’ve already bought or received which I thought I should share with you.

Without further ado, here are my tops picks.

Christmas Gift Guide for Little Wanderlusters

A Personalised Luggage Tag from Bags Of Love.*

Bags of Love is a new website I have recently stumbled across which has a range of gifts that can be personalised with your own pictures. This online London store has everything from Blankets and Mugs for cosy winter nights in, to Suitcases and Luggage Tags for those that love to travel.Luggage tag from Bags of Love

I designed a luggage tag for BattleKid with his name and photo on it and my telephone number on it, in case his luggage ever gets lost. Both BattleDad and I are really impressed by this luggage and tag and both agree it will make identifying his luggage pretty easy. The personalised luggage tag costs just £14.00.

A Letter From Santa Direct.**

Why not get your little one a personalised letter from Santa, especially if they will be away on the big day. With Letter From Santa Direct, your little one can receive a letter from the big man that is fully personalised to them, including their age, an achievement they did during the year and what they most want for Christmas.

Order it before your journey and you can ensure they have a letter from Santa with them while they travel. They will also receive a text message from Santa on Christmas Day. You can also get an activity set to accompany the letter. A Letter from Santa costs just £4.99, and a Letter and Activity Set costs just £8.99. Order yours here.

A Personalised Jigsaw Puzzle from TinyMe.*

There are so many beautiful gifts available from TinyMe for little ones, but my favourite is the personalised jigsaws. Double-sided, there is a huge range of options to choose from and even better, it arrives flat, in its own felt pouch which will lie flat in a suitcase, or in a carry-on bag and doesn’t take up much space or weight at all.personalised jigsaw puzzles from tinyme

We received one for review recently and it is just perfect. We chose the alphabet jigsaw to help BattleKid to learn and recognise his letters and it will definitely be coming on our holidays with us next year.

Subscription to Little Passports.

I have been eyeing this up since I first noticed it on Facebook early last year. However, BattleKid was too young for it and I’ve had to bide my time until now. That said, if I want to subscribe for him, I need to do one year’s worth of the World Edition at a time in order to get them shipped to Portugal. But you lucky people in the UK, USA, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Singapore and South Korea can subscribe monthly.little passports

Their Early Explorers subscriptions are ideal for those aged between 3 and 5, while the World or USA Editions are geared towards those between the ages of 6-10 and 7-12 respectively. There is also a Science Expeditions subscription available. Subscriptions start at £12 per month for the World Edition or £15 per month for the Little Explorers. However, if you opt for an annual subscription you can save some money. Ideal for learning about the destinations you might be going to or filling in the time between trips.

A Simply For Flying Flight Logbook

We have had a Simply For Flying Flight Logbook for BattleKid since just after his first ever flight and we’ve been documenting his fights ever since, and getting the captain’s signatures and message as well. On our last flight with British Airways back to Faro, the captain very kindly filled in his book. He also totalled up the air miles BattleKid has completed and it now stands at over 36,000 miles. I had no idea he’s done nearly 10,000 air miles for each of his years. He will have more next month when we visit Paris and so far, we have at least one set of flights booked for next year with another two more return trips possible. If only we could convert his completed air miles into miles we could offset against flights!simply for flying flight logbook

Either way I cannot recommend this gorgeous little book more as a lovely way to document your little wanderlusters flights and travels. It is the same size as a passport, so you can store it with them and easily hand it to the flight crew as you board the aircraft. I’ve reviewed it on the blog before and it costs just €14.95 which is about £13.20.

A Subscription to the Hopster App*

The Hopster App is an app that helps children learn through the shows they love. It is a safe and educational learning environment that also has games and even HarperCollins books too. There are over 800 episodes of children’s TV shows to choose from including Bob the Builder and Fireman Sam, over 100 songs and nursery rhymes, curriculum-based games for learning and there are no ads EVER.hopster app for kids

You can use it on your pc, tablet or phone and the fact you can download your children’s favourite tv shows to your mobile device means they can still watch them while on the move. Great for little wanderlusters. There is a free 7-day trial so you can test it out, and then it costs just £3.99/month with the option of cancelling at any time. BattleKid has been enjoying this in the afternoons after kindergarten and has very quickly learned to navigate his way around the app.

LeapFrog Epic Tablet**

We bought a LeapFrog Epic for BattleKid as his leaving-the-UK present when we emigrated to Portugal earlier this year. We had been after something that was more suited to his age group than a normal tablet (although he has one for movies and TV shows).my sunday photo

The LeapFrog Epic is an Android tablet and is one which grows along with your child. What BattleDad and I love about the Epic is, not only is it Android -based (our preferred mobile platform), there are no in-game purchases or harmful adds, and we can put a timer on it too, therefore limiting BattleKid’s time on it. We’ve even downloaded some movies and TV shows onto it from our Amazon Prime account. There are lots of age-related games you can install, including educational ones and BattleKid loves having it for travelling, which just so happens to be the ONLY time he gets a tablet. The LeapFrog Epic is available from all good retailers including Amazon. It’s RRP is £119.99.

Price: £94.99
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I hope you have found this Christmas gift guide for little wanderlusters useful.

Cath x

*We were kindly sent these items as part of this gift guide or for a separate review, although all thoughts and opinions of the products are my own.

**The links to these products contains affiliate links. That means that I receive a small commission if you make a purchase after clicking the link at no extra cost to you. This helps support my blog. Thank you.

Christmas Gift Guide for Little Wanderlusters

Christmas Gift Guide for Little Wanderlusters