You might think that everything in your daily life has a name that’s just fine and dandy, but that’s only because you haven’t had a child in your life call it something else – something that makes you reconsider what you’ve been saying your entire life.
These 10 kids looked at something that already had a name and thought, nah – this is what I’m going to call it.
And you know what? Most of the time their choice is spot-on.
10. If you squeeze two of them together…
“My oldest use to call cupcakes ‘butt cakes’ when he was 2, no idea where he got it from.
He yelled it all around the grocery store, too.”
― Kassandra Anne Vance
9. I wonder what he thinks they sell there.
“We passed by a Planet Fitness a while back, and my son in the backseat says, ‘Oh look, Mommy, a thumb store!’ (The logo has a thumbs-up.)”
― Lura Kahle Bain
8. I have never heard a more accurate description.
“When my oldest son was about 5, he tried to tell me what TV program his babysitter had been watching, and he kept saying ‘The Young and the Rest-of-Them’ instead of ‘The Young and the Restless.’”
― Trish Waddell Blevins-Taylor
7. I mean, depending on your level of interest…
“My 4-year-old daughter calls a dinosaur a ‘dinosnore,’ and I hope she never says it right.”
― Malaika Prinsloo
6. I could get behind that.
“My daughter used to call all computers and TV remotes ‘beep-boops.’
To this day, we still call the Roku remote the beep-boop.”
― Sue Meredith
5. No need to pretend it’s healthy.
“My son wanted ‘ice cream cheese’ on his bagel instead of cream cheese.”
― Julie Stockert Duffield
4. My kids say the latter one, too. Hopefully forever.
“Restaurants are called ‘food houses’ and McDonald’s is called ‘Old McDonald’s.’”
― Erica Geizer Worley
3. There’s a whole world in there.
“My daughter told me that women carry babies in their ‘universe.’”
― Lindsay Curtin
2. The use of “knuckles” is actually impressive.
“‘Leg Knuckles.’ My daughter didn’t know the word for knees yet, so she described them — quite accurately, in my opinion.”
― Rheanna Chou
1. Both are equally delicious.
“My son often confuses adults who aren’t around him a whole heckuva lot with requests for ‘fresh pies.’
He wants french fries!”
― Sara G. Nolte
These are too cute to correct, don’t you think?
What’s the funniest – and most accurate – renaming done by one of your kids? Tell us in the comments!