Jul 17 2006

ethan cute story

Published by at 8:15 am under daily

Little kids have such good memories.

I have a sewing machine that sits on the floor in the kitchen until I need to use it. The last time I used it was to fix a new pair of jammy pants we got Jocelyn in the Girls section that were too big. I think it was about a month ago. I don’t do a lot of sewing, but the first time Ethan ripped a seam (probably at 8 months old) I knew that with kids in our lives, I was going to need a sewing machine. I got a $100 job at costco and called it good, and so far it’s served me just fine.

What was I talking about? Oh yeah. Ethan. So we got Ethan a pair of jammies in the Boys section that were too big for him, but are quickly becoming his favoritest pair ever because they feature characters from the movie “Cars”. The waist actually fit him OK (which is what I had to pull in on Jocelyn’s jammie pants) but they were about 4 inches too long in the pants.

So out came the machine and with it the inevitable search for my little baggie of thread (which I didn’t ever find). So while I was searching for the thread and Ethan was interrogating me on what I was going to do with his jammie pants, and demanding to know if I was going to use scissors, a seam ripper, a bobbin, etc, I offhandedly said, “Where are you thread!?” as I was searching through the Cupboard O’ Junk.

“Thhhhh-red.” He said, very slowly and carefully.

Because the last time I broke out the machine and hunted for thread, he was saying it, “Fwhed” with the “f” sound instead of with the “th” sound and a ‘w’ sound instead of the ‘r’ sound, and I casually lowered myself down to his level so he could see my mouth and tongue and lips carefully, and said, “Try it this way, Ethan, ‘thhhhhhh,'”

“Thhhhhhhh,” he copied me,

“–red.” I finished.

“–red.” he finished.

I grinned. “Perfect!” and went back to searching for thread.

He said it wrong more that day, but I didn’t mention it again. Just that one brief moment, not even 30 seconds. And here he was a month later.

“Thhhh-red.” He said it wrong a few times, but I’d say he got that ‘thhh’ sound right over half the time. The ‘r’ sound is especially tricky for him.

It reminds me of the octoform day.

Cute kid.

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2 Responses to “ethan cute story”

  1. Vandaon 17 Jul 2006 at 9:29 am

    Hello from England.

    Darn I love hearing the kidlets trying to say words, sighh. This was a cute story!!!!

    Just think, I was sewing mad about 30 years ago. Yikes I’m getting old! Gave up the sewing machine when I moved to the States. Now my hubby has a sewing box and does all the button, mending sewing. Ahhhh wonderful!

  2. raineon 17 Jul 2006 at 9:32 am

    I’m trying to sew more – I have a post coming up for my latest project, a wee wonderfuls toy. But I gotta finish it and take pictures first 🙂