September 17, 2004

Kiddie Language Funnies

(1) I told my son this afternoon that stool was another word for poop. Shortly thereafter he yelled from the bathroom, "I'm stooling right now, Mom!"

(2) My two year old hasn't got these manners things down yet. She says "Thank you" and "No thanks" very sweetly and usually without prompting. Unfortunately, she also screams, "I WANT ____ (fill in the blank) RIGHT NOW!" I've starting teaching her, "May I have ____ please?" but it hasn't taken well yet.

(3) The other night when we were driving home from Bible class The Girl said something while Justin and I were chatting. The next thing we heard from the backseat was, "Be quiet, Mom!" Need to work on that one too.

Why did I want her to learn to talk?


Apparently, my 14-month-old niece has learned how to say "I don't want!", which has been getting much use come bedtime ;)

Posted by: Lenise at September 20, 2004 10:23 AM

"Why did I want her to learn how to talk?"

Hearing them say their full name for the first time is a blessing beyond belief.

Hearing them say "I love you" without being prompted causes your legs to turn to jelly.

Besides, who else are you going to talk to on a long vacation drive, Mr. Adams? I know some moms occasionally want to change their names to something other than "Mom", especially after the 187th request from a youngster on a frustrating day. At least yours are still in the "cute" phase.

Posted by: MarcV at September 20, 2004 12:34 PM