Monday, August 12, 2013

Use your words.....or not.

"Your child will never be cuter than they are from two to three years old. That is Nature's way of ensuring their survival past childhood." - Mother Magoo
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Toddler Flails-a-lot has passed a milestone: she now talks non-stop. She chattered before and questioned and was super adorable with her baby lisp (star=thtar, banana=nama) but it is now an unbroken stream of words. If she can't think of a new topic she'll just repeat the same word/phrase endlessly. Today: "I saw the train. Train loud, Mama. The train was loud. I covered my ears. Mama, loud. The train..." and so on and so forth.

She used to burble to herself in the morning, maybe play with stuffed animals, put on some music. Now she opens her eyes and the switch is flipped. "I was asleep. I awake. I napping. Dadaaaaa. Dadaaaa. Dadaaaa." (I should interject that Husband-cat is the favored parent. Possibly related to his softheartedness to children and small animals. They flock to him like woodland creatures flock to Cinderella.)

I'm developing a new "baby ear" to sift through the babble, because she's interactive enough that my participation is demanded and I do want to be part of the, er, conversation. The last time I used this skill was my teenage years. Mother Magoo and I had this trick, when one person stopped paying attention the other would demand, "What did I just say?!" Whereupon the other person (usually me) would blurt out an assortment of words recently used. "Pots! New cat! Kitchen! Veterinary clinic....wait, what?" This kept us on our toes and, well, it is hard to be angry at someone when you're laughing at them. Looking forward to laughing (even more) at with Toddler Flails-a-lot.

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  1. Did I ever tell you the story about how my mom got me to stop asking her questions?

    It's a good one...your little one is probably a little bit too young for it, though.

    1. I can't tell if this story is going to be awesome, horrible or some combination...


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