Thursday, January 21, 2010

The Southern Tongue. A Convert.

It. is. happening.

I was confident that if Eliza was to adopt a southern accent it wouldn't happen until she was enrolled in school, surrounded by friends who shared the same thick twang. Even then, with the influence of her western parental unit, I doubted its emergence.

Today, I stand corrected. In fact, it was my Mother who first picked up on it while staying at her house over the holidays. In her vocabulary, the words: "here, where, care, dear, bear" carry the Southern influence the most.

I present, the evidence. It really 'gets good' at the 1:20 mark when she starts to sing.

23 comments:

Ami said...

Hilarious! I love it!

Ali said...

I knew you'd get it kick out of that Ami! She makes me so proud.

kupukaa_ohana said...

SOOOO Cute! My dad and steps live in Alabama and my little sister has picked up on it too! Seriously, she is adorable!

CarrieAnne said...

Well, at least I can be sure that my kids won't pick up too much of my american accent when they start to speak Norwegian! Haha! that was great!

Davis Family said...

Oh my heck, that is so cute!

HayHay said...

That is way funny! I wonder if my boys will get a touch of the south in their little voices.
She is a cute little southerner.:)

Ang said...

I love it! I can't wait to come and hear those little accents in person. And...call me when you get a chance, I've got a new question for you. :)

Audra said...

So funny! I laughed so hard when she sang "dear"! Thanks for the laugh, I needed it today!

rachel.a.rasmussen said...

That is the cutest thing. Ever.

The Tate Family said...
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The Tate Family said...

Sorry about that...I didn't spell check...That is so DANG cute!

Chris and Annalisa said...

Oh my gosh, she is a doll! I love the accent!

Jennifer Anne said...

Classic! We love our little southern cuzin. We sang five fat sausages today at thought of ya'll. The girls loved the video.Thanks for sharing!

Jen Bowen said...

Very funny! I love how strong her accent got during the song. I wonder if there will be much of an accent in Houston?

Also, just thought I'd let you know I did a little shout out to you on a blog post I did on my blog today.

Emily said...

Adorable!

Allison and Josh said...

What a cute southern belle you've got!! I love that video! She is adorable.

allirasmussen@gmail.com said...

oh my that is amazing! ;)

TaraLee said...

oh heavens that's awesome!

Michelle said...

ali,
I think that is the cutest video, I have seen in a long time. you shold be so proud of her.

Matt said...

Ali! This is Allison and Matt and your video is adorable!!

Michelle said...

I just don't see my kids picking it up but why wouldn't they I guess. Yes, I know Eliza would love Disney world, as would I, but think of how great it will be watching Shamu jump out of the water...freakn' awesome!

Natalie said...

Ya'll sound so cute! :) She's adorable!

Liz Green said...

Hilarious! I can't stop laughing.
What a southern accent she's got for age 3.