The Ruark Kids

Siena enjoys mispronunciating


Siena loves to mix up sounds or syllables for the sake of an alliteration or a rhyme. Or just for whatever reason. This morning, she was replacing several sounds, notably a soft C, with a SH sound. She was calling herself “Shena” and calling Thalia “Shalia.” Most humorously though was when we were reading Babar the King, in which newly established and freshly-returned-from-honeymoon King Babar oversees the creation of the elephantine city of Celesteville. Or, as Siena called it, the sh*tty of shelesteville.

“Siena, it’s city.” “No, it’s sh*tty.”

Well, that took some work to get corrected.


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