She Says Tomado I Say Tornado

Caitlin and I went for a neighborhood walk at dusk Tuesday. There was just a hint of light left in the sky. I love this time of year when you can take a walk after dinner and it’s not yet dark. (And when you leave the office just before 5 and there are abundant rays of sunshine.)

Caitlin: Mommy, (pointing up at the sky) those tomado clouds?

Me: What baby?

Caitlin: Tomado clouds…are those tomado clouds?

Me: Tornado clouds?

Caitlin: Ye-ah…tomado clouds.

Me: Oh no baby, those aren’t tornado clouds, those are just regular nice clouds.

I had no idea she picked up on all the weather madness last week, but apparently she did!


  1. Anne says:

    They are so smart! Like mobile, talking, sponges of information who like to take toys from their sister. But so dang smart, I know it!

  2. Renee says:

    I think there should be such a thing as a tomado cloud. And we could eat in on toast with a little ham.

  3. Jamie says:

    Renee, that is too cute. How about a homegrown tomato (yum…my favorite) cloud?

    Anne, it is amazing how much they pick up. 3 is a fun age. She says the wildest…and cutest…things.

  4. Shauna says:

    Aww. My brother used to say all kinds of cute things like that. I can’t wait until Pea starts coining her own Pea-isms.

    I wonder if tomado clouds would rain tomado sauce? Messy!

  5. mama_tulip says:

    Aw, I love it when the misprounounce words.

    This morning Julia told me she was very castrated.

    She meant ‘frustrated’.

  6. sweatpantsmom says:

    Sigh. I miss those days of mispronounced words. Now they’re the ones correcting me: “Mom, you just said, ‘Do you want some chicken rugrats.'”

  7. Blonde Mom says:

    The kids correcting me thing…I can feel it around the corner. And of course I NEVER correct my mom…even today. Pffft. I’m so screwed.

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