Thursday, June 26, 2008


Pumpkin has a new word: uh-oh. She delights in dropping her sippy cup on the ground and saying "uh-oh!" She tends to use new words extensively for a day or two and then completely drop them- we haven't heard "hat" for ages, although at one point she was saying it fairly clearly. I'm not sure why she does this, but we're wondering if "uh-oh" may be the first word to go into permanent use, since she likes it so much.

"Uh-oh" is also a fairly apt description of her recent behavior at day care. She still gets described as "busy" and usually also as "happy", but the last two days have seen her described as "aggressive" and "uncooperative" as well. Apparently, she is hitting the day care workers when they try to get her to do something she doesn't want to do, and also throwing her impressive tantrums when they try to redirect her to different activities. On one hand, I'm glad that the tantrums aren't something she only does for me. On the other hand, I'm strangely bothered by the new reports from day care. Even though we all agree that her behavior is fairly normal from a developmental standpoint, I hate to see my baby getting negative marks! She has been very clingy at home, too, so I suspect some sort of developmental leap at work. Maybe this time next week, I'll be posting about her latest new skill.


  1. Mason perfects a word, then moves on too. I love how they say uh-oh when really it wasn't an accident.

    I'm sure every child there has some bad days. I think tantrums are very normal at this age.

  2. Mine will say uh-oh and then throw something down. I don't think she gets it yet.

    It does sound like a dev milestone coming or something, doesn't it? Good luck with that! I hope it's not accompanied by a sleep regression!

  3. Aw, I love this! My older daughter always said uh-oh and I sort of miss that the little one isn't doing it yet. She's saying other stuff, like bottle and gimmethatbacon.

    And thanks for delurking at my place a few posts back. It meant a lot to me.


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