On Youth 1: Lydia speak

My daughter is almost 3 now. She’s quite a talker– a huge vocabulary, articulate and funny. But language is culture; culture has a lot of quirks.

For example, this sentence appeared this morning, living in a context all its own:

Lydia, spontaneously at the breakfast table:

“I’m gonna make a snowman and give him eyes and ears and nose and a head and a vulva and butt.”

I don’t think I could get away with that one.

Similarly, it’s funny when she says this:


She’s better at dad jokes then I will ever be.

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