A cow says "Moo."
You know it.
I know it.
Gracie knows it.
Lukie knows it, too. Lately, though, he has developed amnesia or, at least, is stuck on his new favorite word.
"Lukie, what does a cow say?" I ask.
"Cow," he replies.
"No, what does the cow say?"
Not to get how exactly this is going, you have to picture how Lukie is saying cow. Do this: Make a hard and fast "k" sound, followed by the "ow" sound by rounding your mouth as wide as you can and bringing your lips together. Make sure to draw out the "ow" sound for a second or two. Try it a few times.
Now you know what Lukie sounds like.
Everytime we have this conversation, it tickles Daddy no end. He thinks it's hysterical that Lukie is insisting on a cow saying "cow." Lukie is joking with us, because he giggles and laughs whenever we say "Nooooo, a cow says 'moo!'" He thinks it is the funniest thing in the world.
Thank goodness he still knows the important stuff.
"Lukie, what does the horsey say?"
"Neigh, pblt," he replies. (The "pblt" sounds are the raspberries he blows to show the horsey snorting.)
"Lukie, what's this?" I ask, pointing to the horse.