Thursday, November 15, 2007

The Boy


Seems like I tell a lot of stories about our B. But we have this adorable boy too.

My love grows exponentially for him day in and day out. I keep thinking it will level off but it does not. It grows and grows.

He is presently in this wonderful toddler phase of language development. My kids have been the same in that area. They talk and talk and talk early on. They just can't speak English. So it's gibberish. Lots and lots of it. So cute. But they start to get frustrated at my lack of knowledge of their native language, so they start to learn English for me. He learns to say more and more words every day.

He just brought me three granola bars from the kitchen and said, "More, more, more." I gave him one and he was happy. He says, "Yeah." I can't get him to say yes. Everything is yeah. I must say yeah a lot.

He says cracker.
And fruit snacks.
And bad dog.
And mommy coming?

I love it!

It's great that he answers yes and no correctly (well, he says yeah) because we have entire conversations that way.
One of the funniest parts is that when we ask him to say words that he knows for people, he says "no". M, can you say octopus? "No."
I love my boy.

Can't wait for whatever's next!

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14 comments:

Alpha DogMa said...

I started to enjoy parenting more once the boys could answer the question, "Are you hungry?" or "Do you need a drink?" Less guess work about their needs.

My youngest spoke only Klingon for his first 18 months. Guttaral words, an angry tone of voice, brow furrowed, thumping on furniture and gesturing with his fist. We decided this was funny, but really it was very scary.

Mimi said...

Mason and Munchkin are almost the same age right? Cause these are some of her favorite words, too: mama come! cracka! dog (cat, horse, piggy, sheepie)! frooooot!

It's weird: I find the more words she actually knows, the more gibberish she seems to spout. Is it like that with Mason?

Beck said...

I love that sudden leap in language where suddenly THEY HAVE WORDS. It's magic!

Aliki2006 said...

"And Mommy coming?"--that's so sweet! I love that moment, too, when their language takes off by leaps and bounds.

nikkis30by30 said...

It isn't gibberish.... it's Masonese!!!! I love the "yeah" thing. Zachary used to do that exact same thing. Matter of fact, at 2 1/2, that was about the only word he would say and I asked Aunt J if I should be worried that he had problems. Addison talked so early. She was speaking full sentences at 1 and he only said a couple words at 2 1/2. Aunt J was right though..... there was nothing wrong and now at times I wish he was a little more quiet! LOL!!

Jenifer said...

I agree that words eases the confusion, now you can figure out what it is they want. On the flip side you will never again WONDER about anything, for they will tell you loud and clear.

Twinny said...

Alaina just turned 18 months yesterday and we've kind of plateaued on our language curve. She's finding she gets more results with here signs so when mom asks her if she can say 'more' she just signs it. Mom wants her to try vocalizing, I just imagine that maybe she'll retain this love of signs and want to learn sign language later in life!

Maddy said...

What a blessing. How lucky you are, but you know that already.
Best wishes

Mama said...

Hey Mason is my new love. I think he's such a boy!!! I love it. God is good........all the time. What genius to create male and female.

Midwest Beach Girl said...

Awwww....all I can say is awww....

Queeny said...

They are a joy to behold, until they start saying stuff like #$%@ and @#$#@%! And even that can be cute (though you're supposed to act like it's not).

Michelle said...

oh he's so adorable! I bet he had fun w/that big pile of leaves :)

Watching kids learn language is such a fun part of parenting :)

mum2brady said...

awwww - that is so precious :) Love the picture of him too - he is adorable!!!

thirtysomething said...

Sweet sweet boy. I, too, know this language issue. It is cute, but exhausting.