Buzz learned about rhyming words a couple of months back and finding rhyming words for everything is her latest game. Most of the time it is about substituting the starting letter randomly to see if it forms a word.
If asked what rhymes with say ‘Book’, her first instinct is to say ‘Shook’.
*digression* Proud mother moment that she has taken the Hindi lesson so well. Kaam – Waam, Roti – Shoti, Book – Shook *end digression*
Sometimes what she comes up with is indeed a word and sometimes it is not. If it is not a word, I tell her it is not and she goes on to think of another word.
Yesterday as we were at the same game she came up with
Thought and thought and said it rhymes with
Not hearing any response from me, she looked at me and asked
Yeah word hai kya Mumma? (Is it a word Mumma?)
I try and not lie to the kids no matter how difficult the issue is but saying yes meant answering the next question
What does it mean Mumma?
I quickly changed the topic. Things kids can come up with are beyond anything a grown adult mind can comprehend. Apparently rhyming words are also not landmine free!!!