Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Yes, my kids have a drawl....

I live in the South so it should be no surprise when I tell you that my kids have a drawl.

Only it's not the kind you might typically think of.

They don't drag their words out by adding lots of extra vowels like many of us in the South do.

Nope. My kids are way more sophisticated than that. They like to add the letter "L" to words that end in "AW".

For example:

"Get the crayons so we can drawl a picture."

"I just sawl a big spider!"

"I need a strawl for my Coke."

And the odd thing is - they both do it! But I don't do it. My husband doesn't do it. Where does this drawl come from ?

I'm no Gil Grissom but I think I've figured it out.

My friend Christie and my friend Jennifer have never met but they both have a lot in common. They are both cute, petite and blond and they both add an "l" to the end of "aw" words!

And they are both from MARYLAND!

We drive through Maryland twice a year on our way to Massachusetts.

Is it possible my kids picked up their Southern drawl in Maryland?

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He And Me + 3 said...

That is cute. I love a southern accent. I married a guy from the south and I from Michigan.

Elizabeth said...

That's funny!
I like the fact that they both do it...
Blessings, E

Denise said...

You are so funny.

Aimee said...

I think you're on to something! My kids do the same thing, and we had to drive through MD every time we went home and back during our Navy days. Now we drive through MD on our way to the beach every year.

Let's get a think-tank working on this! :)

bhall said...

LOL!!! I guess I do have a Maryland "drawl." Your kids must have gotten it from Jennifer though since they are around her every day. I can't take credit for that one! -Christie

EntertainingMom said...

well, in my book Maryland is in the south! South of me that is!

Lots of Southern bloggers... seems as if y'all are from the South!

I love Southern accents!

Jaina said...

Oh the possibilities. What tv shows/movies do they watch? Any chance they picked it up from Hannah Montana?

RR Mama said...

You think you have an accent/drawl...we should really talk on the phone and then I should let you talk to my 4 year old. I have a funny story about my southern drawl and my NY talkin' dad! I know any where in the South you are bound to have a drawl...it just natural...just like swaaat tea is the drink of the South.

Amy Jo said...

My son has a wierd southern accent too. We live in NY. huh.