I was under the impression kids speak just like their parents, since that’s from whom they learn to speak. Our toddler is no exception – with a slight exception.
She sounds like I do, and a bit like my husband, but the problem is that people frequently tell me I sound Canadian (I lived there for seven years). So … my daughter sounds Canadian as well! She pronounces “house” like “how-oose” and “about” like “abow-oot.”
Which would be fine …
… if she didn’t also adopt a bit of a Brooklyn accent as well! She gets that from her dad and grandpa, and it sounds rather hilarious combined with the Canadian! Instead of “garbage” (heavy emphasis on the “r”), she’s started to say “gah-bage” and “drawer” like “drahr.” Oh gosh.
I think she’ll leave people wondering, “Where exactly do you come from, child?!”