My son calls soymilk "milk"...
(I'm all into posting about my son today LOL)
My husband and I are slightly concerned that our son calls soymilk "milk"
He's rarely away from one of us (LOL okay rarely away from ME!) and the few times he is we have a wonderful vegan babysitter who knows better.
But none-the-less it makes us nervous that he calls it "milk" and requests "milk" we try to call it "soymilk"
and when he says, "milk please" we say, "Oh would you like some soymilk? Sure, I can get you some."
But still.... ugh ::)
He also thinks fresh pineapple is cheese... i guess i cut it into little wedges and it looks like cheese... but how does he even know what cheese looks like??
He says, "cheEEEEEEEese!" for pictures then asks for "cheese please" and my husband and I laugh and say, "we're vegan silly!" (and furthermore the kid is allergic to dairy!) ::)
Anyway... does anyone else with kids have stuff like this happen?
Hey at least he is talking. That's impressive! ;) ;D
If he's small yet, "milk" is easier to say than "soy milk." Interesting...a lot of my friends' sons are very sparing with their words when young, to the point of resisting speaking at all (like my brother, he preferred the point-and-grunt system!). Yet little girls don't seem to do this as much.
I think that's adorable! That, soymilk is just milk, and not something special. I understand your concern, though.
You think someone's giving him milk and cheese? He could've seen it T.V. to.
That was so cute!! Love the snot bubble! ;D
Ya think? mindwalk???
He's been talking for a long time now. And all he does is talk... He makes my ears bleed. :D
I need one of these IRL ---> :-X
LOL. You just almost made me pee in my pants. ;D
Wouldn't it would be very convinient if our children came with zipper in thei mouths? :-\
My 1yr old daughter loves your son!
She keeps making me play you video over and over. She laughing up a ton.
What a treat! He is so cute! ;D
OMG. Jeniffer. My daughter said cheese! :o
At least it sound it that way.
So far she made me play the video 30 times I think. Okay she is crying now because I have to type you this and she keeps pushing my hand from the keyboard. Bye :P
Its Ok, I think. I used to sort of stress over that too, but has he gets older, just make him aware that your milk is different from the milk in public (as is ice cream, hot dogs, cheese, etc...). My son is 6 now and I think it makes him feel good to be able to call his stuff the same thing as his friends', but he knows its different without having to make a spectacle of himself. We do usually call things "veggie" ice cream, or "veggie" eggs, or whatever.
Once when we were out to eat my niece was getting ice cream and he wanted some and I just told him it wasn't veggie and he was fine with it! My dad, however, thought I was subjecting him to child abuse. >:( He even went so far as to say, "poor Noah, his mom won't let him have any icecream." GRRRRRRR
oh my goodness. this whole thread is really cute. i couldnt stop laughing when i read that your son calls pineapple cheese. haha. what a great cheese alternative! haha. i remember when i was little (not that little, but still) wanting cheese so bad, opening up the fridge and getting the most fatty, processed american cheese individually packaged slice. too bad i didnt think pineapple was cheese!! that would have been much healthier. and probably better tasting.
aww, your son is adorable!
He is such a little soul. How cute that he talks so well. I was devestated when my frined's son who always called me Di Nann started to call me Diane. He is 3 and I feel he has grown up! When your son is older, I am sure he will understand the differences!
Someone asked me the other day about the "poor kids who are lactose intolerant" during summer when other kids are eating ice cream and i said "most kids who are that way understand and have no problem having a popcicle when the other kids have ice cream" the whole can't have ice cream thing makes no sense to me. like ice cream is a right. ::)
This is soooo true. I grew up lactose intolerant--somehow grew out of it! But when I was small-small-small I KNEW that icecream or milk or whatever just meant a terrible stomachache, the kind that means actually writhing in pain, and an itchy backside, for some reason. I wouldn't touch the stuff! Mom made a lot of puddings etc. with water instead of milk, and popsicles were nice and didn't melt as fast as icecream! We made our own with juices, in those tupperware things, and sometimes she would freeze whole fruits like raspberries in the juice...so cool! (Hey maybe that's why I chew icecubes! I'm looking for the fruit! ;D) I remember eating my first icecream bar, with fear and trembling, at about age 12. It was at a BD sleepover and I didn't want to be "different" because it was a new school and I wanted to impress. I couldn't believe it didn't make me sick!
My nephew used to call most foods eggy. His youngest brother would call most foods cheese.
I don't think it's weird or unusual. In his mind he's associated "pineapple wedges" with "cheese" . Maybe he saw a commercial on TV cheese, or a photo in a magazine,a display at a store and it just clicked in his head.