Is There Butter on Those Whiteheads?

posted by Momo Fali on January 4, 2010

My mom is known for being ever-so-slightly off on her pronunciation of certain words. Home Depot isn’t pronounced, “Home DEEP-oh” but, “Home DEP-oh”. “Nickolodeon” is “Nickolode-UM”. And once, when someone was talking about the song “Back in Black”, Mom started singing, “I want my baby back, baby back, baby back…”. You know, the Chili’s song.

It turns out that my seven year old son takes after his grandmother. Most noticeably, when he calls his AquaDoodle a “croc-a-doodle” or when he says, “I love you as big as the whole, wide wheeled“.

But yesterday, he was more than just a little off. As my husband was eating popcorn my son looked into the bottom of the bowl and saw the leftover kernels, then he looked at his dad and asked, “Are you going to eat those pimples?”



    Bossy may never eat popcorn again. Oh heck, yes she will.

  • WeaselMomma

    I hope your hubby doesn't eat those pimples. He'll get a stomach ache.

  • Sue

    I knew there was a reason as to why I do not eat the kernels.

  • Tara R.

    Hmm… yep, won't be eating popcorn for a while without thinking of your little man.

  • Aunt Juicebox

    I am so bad about using the wrong word in a sentence. Or sort of mangling two words, because my brain misfires and I just can't come up with the right word, so I'll insert something that start with the same letter. My husband has gotten so used to it, he can usually fill in the blanks for me.

  • the*4*of*us

    Yuck!! 🙂

  • Oscar

    2 things:

    Less time with grandma.

    Have you had his ears checked.

    I have a brother in law like that – Toyota = TY oda.
    Pimples? Can't figure that one out. Must be his own word! LOL Cute!

    PS LOL – the verification word for my comment is " whfuggen"

  • Corey~living and loving

    That right there is funny with a capital "ick". LOL

  • UP

    Ya gotta love what kids say…it's a shame our perspective changes as we grow up…my son called EVERY restaurant "the dinner store".

    After all, we were going out to dinner.


  • Colleen - Mommy Always Wins

    We have similar issues in our house – in fact, later we're going to watch "Peer-ats of the Cup of Bean".

  • Tom

    Pimples. Love it. You need to follow that boy around with a tape recorder.

  • BusyDad

    Well, they DO both pop if you do it right. Smart boy.

  • Monica


  • Dapoppins

    You know, I wish I was your neighbor. Your family is so funny…

  • Bean

    You had me at wheeled.

  • MommyTime

    These things crack me up. My children have been playing "robert" lately. They take turns with who has to be the robert and who has to be the policeman. I cannot convince them that the word is robber. Most days, I don't even want to try. Thanks for the giggle.

  • Stacy (Mama-Om)

    omg, my son says it "wheeled" too!

    but he calls the leftover kernels "unpopped ladies" (his mangling of "old maids").

  • DysFUNctional Mom

    Mmm, pimples are my favorite!

  • Geeks in Rome

    My son says "voov room" for living room… I don't know what is up with that.

    I loved Colleen's Peerats of the Cup of Bean!! excellent!

  • rachel - a southern fairytale

    TOO cute! This, is why we blog.. to remember these things and to remind others to treasure them, too.
    Love, Love, Love 😉

  • Jaina

    Lol, just the thought is hysterical. Seriously Momo, you have a gold mine in a coffee table book publications 😉

  • meleah rebeccah

    Im going to pretend I didn't read the part about the popcorn – and just focus on the whole wide wheeled statement!

  • AlisonH

    You mean it's not Home Despot?

  • Jason @ The Devoted Dad

    Yep- after thinking about it for a bit- I see what he means. Ugh!

  • Jana

    I found you from blogher, i was looking at links to kids with disabilities, I had to come say hello because I saw the "brutally honest" comment and realized our boys were alike in that way, also the pimples holy oh my gosh that is hilarious, Isaiah says things like that that truly confuse me "like wait whuh?" thanks for sharing!

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