While Avery hasn’t exactly developed a British accent, he has managed to pick up hundreds of little words and nuances. Here are a few of my favorites.
To pass the time spent waiting for trains and buses, I quiz Avery on his numbers, letters, colo(u)rs, etc…
One day, we came across this…
Me: What letter is that?
Ah, yes… “ZED”, otherwise known as the British “ZEE”…
His breakfast of choice was once pancakes, but lately he’s been requesting…
“Toast and jam, please, Mommy. Thank you!”
… and for lunch, it’s a “cheese toastie”, which I have to admit sounds a lot cuter than an American “grilled cheese sandwich”.
Usually, it’s a “truck”. Sometimes, it’s a “lorry”.
Fire trucks go, “Nee-nar Nee-nar”…
… and this is a badger!
(Okay, so it’s probably called a “badger” at home too, but we had never SEEN one until we moved to the UK. )