Ones where I was the culprit....
1) First word was "dada." Could not say "mama" for the life of me for ages. Dad thought it was funny to point at Mom, ask who that was, and watch me hold up my hands and shrug my shoulders. I knew exactly who she was, I just couldn't say it. I totally have Dad's sense of humor.
2) Mom thought I was finally calling her "ma" one day. Nope, I was trying to say "more." They figured it out watching video footage of Dad and I playing in the pool. Every time he stopped doing something funny, I said "Ma! MA!"
3) I'm 7. Teachers have a planning day. Mom's working. Dad's at home, studying to retake his medical boards (pathologist, didn't need the credentialing, but wanted it; brief background, Dad is also a fully disabled Marine Corps combat vet, does not like pain pills, but cannot sit through the exams without great pain -this is before the Americans with Disabilities Act-but wants to do it to prove he can). Dad's hurting from sitting at a desk studying all day. So he takes a break, pours himself a small measure of bourbon, and sits on the couch to relax. (2nd drink for the whole year). Grandma calls, I pick up, talk a moment. She asks "is your mommy there?" Me: "nope, mommy's working" Grandma: "well, is your father home?" Me: "oh yeah, Dad's on the couch. Drinking again" (In full deep sighing disappointed voice). Dad sprinted for the phone. My adorable, Godfearing, angel of a Grandma is laughing so hard on the phone, it's amazing she could still breathe.
Older Niece's first word was "No." Younger Niece's was "Mine."
Older Niece got her first skirt that went from waist to ankles. Proceeds to ask her mother if that skirt makes her "look like a woman."
Dad's playing with younger niece, a tickle game called "make the pizza" where he sings that phrase while tummy gets tickled. Younger Niece is about 3 at the time. When he stops, she looks at me, sticks out the lower lip, and wails "I don't WANT to be a PIZZA!! I DON'T WANT TO BE EATEN!!!"
I've a bunch of these gems written down somewhere...now where did that list go...