As we continue to teach Tyler the meaning of words we have had a break through with our 2 year old.
Amen: Used at the end of a prayer or a statement to express assent or approval.
Aw-Man: Used to express frustration when something goes wrong.
With our country drawl sometimes these words sound the same. Tyler uses aw-man on a regular basis when he drops things or a toy falls apart. He thinks it's funny because I say it all the time too.
At meal prayers and at his night prayer we end it by saying amen. After correcting Tyler multiple times for using the wrong phrase for this he now knows the difference and will gladly tell us in toddler fashion which is correct.
Shaking head no, "Aw-man, no-no." Then nodding his head and smiling, "Amen, yeah-yeah, aaammmeeennn!"
This thrills him to turn the table on us and explain which words are correct.