The Muffin Man

My kiddo is completely unable to say his own name.

He can say a number of random words, including “elephant,” “strawberry,” and “hippopotamus,” but he mangles his own name.

Instead of “Griffin,” it comes out MIFFIN.

Which is, frankly, hilarious.

However, I recently took the opportunity to try and correct this. We’ve been reading a lot of animal books lately, as he digs the animals. Instead of telling him that bear says rawr, I went with bear says grrr.

He gives me this evil toothy grin and says, GRRR.

Great! Says I, now say, GRRRR-IFFIN.

The little punk has been periodically looking up at me ever since, giving me that evil grin, and telling me his name is GRRR-MIFFIN..

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5 Responses to The Muffin Man

  1. Melisa says:

    But do you know the Grrrr-muffin man?

  2. Louise says:

    My mom had the same problem with me. My name was “Woo-weese”, in my mind. Mom would be like “Okay repeat after me… La la la, Louise!” and I would say “La la la, woo-weese!”. So uh… he’s not alone? Wait. I’m not sure emulating me is the best claim to fame. Forget I said anything.

  3. Kara says:

    Rock on, Miffin. Rock on.

    My sister called me Kia for the first couple years of her life. I never thought I’d be so glad when she finally managed that R sound.

  4. RobMonroe says:

    Have you just tried “Dark Lord” instead? Seems easier than the “gr” sound. :o)

  5. Melisa says:

    On second thought, I think you should just teach him to say, “EEEEEEEEEviiillllll!” when people ask him his name.