The question came up from one of my “concerned readers”, on another post, Happy Fool’s Day… The “concerned reader” asked… “Is English your second language”?
I absolutely love writing and I love my readers. I encourage comments, feedback, shout out, money, baby-sitting services or if you want to come over and help me clean and do laundry I would love you forever! I feel that comments builds community and in a community there is the good, the bad, and the ugly.
I really appreciate ALL questions from my readers and I felt that this question deserved some extra attention. Since this was obviously a great concern to one of my readers.
My “concerned reader” asked, “Is English you second language”? I felt like I needed to personal respond to her as I do with all my readers. She was kind enough to express her concerns in her comment. I felt a whole post dedicated to my answer would only be fitting.
I’m sad to say “yes”… “English has in fact become my second language”.
I really did not realize it at first, but after my “concerned reader” has so kind heartily pointed it out for me. I’m happy to announce to all my readers, that I’m not in denial about this and I may seek help. I can sit here and confess to you, my lovely loyal readers that, “yes English is no longer my first language“. English has dropped down to my second language. Admitting the problem is the first step and I’m taking complete ownership of it. I am no way in denial about this!
My first language has proudly become Toddlernese. Please do not confuse this language with Whinese. I speak Whinese as well.
Toddlernese dates back to ancient times and has been a language we have all spoken at one point in our lives. When we were all between the ages of 2- 4 years old. It is commonly spoken all over the world.
Toddlernese is often seen on playground, preschools, daycares, and in everyday household with children. Toddlernese may also be seen in parents.
Although Toddlernese in adults is not as common as in children. Toddlernese in parents is commonly marked and identified by sleeplessness, forgetfulness, lack of time, issues with punctuation, “mommy brain” or “daddy brain”. In severe cases a total loss of the English language can be seen in both verbal or written communication.
I started speaking Toddlernese when my son became 2 years old. I felt that if spoke Toddlernese too, it would cut down on his level of frustration.
Honestly, as a mommy sometimes our kiddos are the only people we talk to during the day. You see, my husbands travels and it could be a real nasty day out and we don’t leave the house. Nor do I have adult conversations. My Toddlernese has gotten more proficient then my first language, English.
It is unfortunate, but I am now aware of my problem. However, I do not see it as a problem, and one day, when my Little Dude becomes 6 years old. I will be able to retire my Toddlernese language and start speaking English again. Until that day, I will speak and write Toddlernese proudly like any fabulous mother would.
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