March Inn

Why"March Inn?" March Inn was the name of that magic place where I spent my summers growing up. I have alluded to this place before, and I probably will again. March Inn is no longer standing. The waters of Katrina rendered it unlivable so my children will never know that "March Inn." That makes me sad. In fact it brings me to tears whenever I think about it. I want my children to have their own "March Inn," and I want to capture our lives as they are growing and changing. I invite you to "march inn" to our lives. My hope is that you will catch glimpses of the real world. You will see our creations. You will see our chaos. You will see our affection. You will also see our frustrations, fears, and disappointments. Enjoy your march!

Friday, September 7, 2012


Wow!  That's a big word!  You may be asking, what in the world does epenthesis mean and why Caroline, do you care.  Well in the world of speech language pathology it is a phonological process that persists after the age of 3.  You see this phonological process when your child adds a sound between two consonants.  How about that for jargon!

Now, lets take off my hat of SLP and tell you why I care.  My precious Walker is 3 1/2, and he still exhibits the phonological process of epenthesis.  I love listening to his sweet voice say "Piggaly Wiggaly" and I want to remember it.  For some reason, we've been talking about the way he says Piggly Wiggly often as of late.  Probably because I think it is so darn cute.  As we've talked I've wondered how much longer he would say it this way.  I'll be sad to see it go, and I just might always call the Pig the Piggaly Wiggaly.
Based on my most recent continuing education reading, I might get to wait until he is 8 for it to disappear entirely.  I can hardly imagine Walker as an eight year old, and I'm sure by then he won't be saying Piggaly Wiggaly.  But I might be just to remember a simpler time.

1 comment:

  1. I too love those funny sayings. Philip has always called oatmeal "oakmeal." He was reading to me the other day...sounded out oatmeal perfectly and then corrected himself to say oakmeal! Probably because we call it oakmeal too!!