I read yet another baby shower card about the pitter patter of little feet and wipe a tear away. And it isn’t just because my hormones are nuts. That “pitter patter” is something I’ve really been looking forward to hearing.
Fast forward 18 months. Mister tears through the living room and dives onto his “snuggly dog,” an oversized stuffed-animal. It sounds more like “thump, thwack, boom” than “pitter patter.” Try socks you say? It just makes the boom bigger as he slides and falls on the hardwood floors.
Maybe the “pitter patter” of little feet is unrealistic, especially if you have a giant and energetic boy like me. But, that’s ok. “Thump thwack” is special too.
What is your favorite onomatopoeia or sound description?