When our first child mispronounced words, we corrected her, for fear of speech issues when she got older. With our second child we were less fearful and knew that she would outgrow most of her word slips.
By the time our 3rd child arrived we knew that we had to hold onto those little words because they vanish without warning. So not only did we cherish those words, we encouraged them this time around. Take for instance, the word YELLOW. One of my favorite words to hear because it is pronounced LELLO from my little man.
But it happened. Long before my heartstrings were ready. He said it. He actually said Y-ellow this week. I even tried to correct him by saying 'Lellow, lellow, honey it's lellow.'
You're so silly mommy. It's Y-y-yellow.
I'll give that one up, but if any of you tells him that the stuff growing in our garden is not 'SHABBEGE', I'll come after you with my lello pitchfork!