Monday, February 09, 2009

Toddlerese

I'm too tired to write a proper post tonight, but I have been meaning to capture a couple am sad to report of my favorite phrases in Pumpkin's current usage:

"I weeve it on" - said when I try to take off a jacket that she wants to keep on. She is at the point of fighting us when we put jackets on AND when we take them off.

"Tuh-lor" (color) - one of her favorite activities right now. She likes us to color with her. We have to draw whatever she requests (usually an elephant or a fish) and then she "colors it in" (i.e., scribbles all over it). She got an easel from one of her aunts for Christmas, and is thoroughly enjoying it. We've recently introduced "tay-doh", too. She hasn't really figured out what to do with that yet, though.

We've been working on counting, and she knows her numbers from 1 to 10. However, she is a bit Monty Pythonesque in her counting. We'll say "one, two..." and half the time she'll say "five!" The rest of the time she says "three". I think she keeps saying "five" because it makes her Daddy laugh. However, she is also fond of counting "six, seven, nine", so maybe she just hasn't gotten the sequence down yet.

And I am sad to report that "yepf", one of my earlier favorites, is fading from common usage. It has been replaced by a very carefully pronounced "yes". All good things must come to an end.

4 comments:

  1. I love toddler-speak. The one I'm hoping E never outgrows is "songing", it is such a great word!

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  2. We still can't convince my daughter that there is no such thing as eleventeen. I think it is partly because it makes us laugh, too.

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  3. I love it! Great Monty Python reference, too.

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