So a couple days ago I was putting my daughter in bed for her nap when she looks up at me and says, “Cut me, daddy!”
?… So of course I try to think of words that sound similar to “cut” that might make sense…
“Did you mean Talk?”
“No. Cut me!”
“…Um, I’m sorry, I don’t understand.”
“Cut me! Like this,” whereupon she puts both hands under her armpits, then her sides, then her legs.
“Are you sure you mean ‘cut’?”
I spent about five minutes trying to figure out what she meant and getting worried that Mommy was right when she said our girl was starting to understand violence. I had her repeat it several times, tried repeating other words back; she also demonstrated what she meant a couple more times as well.
Finally Mommy came and saved the day–“She means tuck.”