Talking toddlers….ahhhh…..the glory in learning new words! AND, the glory in HEARING the new words they speak each day!
To be honest, I was worried that my Little Man wasn’t talking soon enough. I know…every child is different….they will talk when they are ready, they will try different foods when they are ready, or they will sit on the damn pot when they are ready. Lil Lady STILL won’t sit on the damn pot, and none of my three eat vegetables!! Oh sure, they all ate vegetables when I was the one feeding them….when I
shoved in the mashed peas and plugged their noses so they had to swallow had control over what went in their mouths, but now they can speak and say “NO!”, and they can throw it on the floor or at the wall…..
Anyways, back to the speaking thing. Little Man has been slow to speak, in my opinion. The doctor said it’s nothing to worry about, he will talk when he’s ready. Besides, he has two older sisters that do the talking for him, especially his 3 1/2 year old sister…she can talk anyone’s ear off. I swear, she’s like 30 years old in that little body!!
So, Little Man has been speaking….all the normal first words like “Mommy”, “Dad-dad-da-da-dadddd!” and “Lilli” for his one sister. He calls his oldest sister “Issy”….leaving off the first “S”.
He now will walk around with a flashlight and shine it on different objects, naming the objects as he does so. This is so cute!! But we do have to keep tabs on this because we find flashlights ON all over the place…..
He also rode on into my bedroom the one day on this little pink and purple push car (this little car actually belonged to “Issy”) and in a very serious, angry voice said, “ahhd dammid! ahhd dammid!!” and pointed to Lilli. I asked what???? He said, “da phones!” Yes, Lilli had both play phones and wouldn’t give him one. THIS was not so cute, but yessss, wayyyyyyyy funny!! I should have hung my head in shame, which I eventually did…since these are MY words…but only after I called everyone I knew who cared that my baby was speaking!!
He loves to dance to the Dora The Explorer theme song, and most of the time he tries to sing it too, but usually only says the last word. Still…this is adorable!!
The other night we were sitting there watching Ni Hao Kai-lan…the cartoon about the little Chinese girl. People think she’s like a Chinese Dora. The two shows are quite similar….both speaking a different language, both having animal friends that talk, both little girls wearing orange shorts…..
Anylanguage, we are sitting there watching Kai-lan and my spouse starts telling me how the other day when Kai-lan says “let’s count to 3 in Chi….” He doesn’t even get to finish his story and Little Man says, “Yi, Er, San!!!”
For those of you who haven’t done your homework, or watched Kai-lan, that’s ONE, TWO, THREE in Mandarin Chinese!!
I know, I know….this isn’t unusual…kids pick this stuff up so easily. I am just not used to hearing Chinese come out of any of my children’s mouths. Yes, English…and yes, some Spanish…but Chinese?? I’m dumbfounded!! The only time I hear a language similar to this is when
I piss off one of the doctor’s I deal with go get my nails done….I expect to hear it there. (I seriously think they are talking about me, but they won’t admit to it.)
The other day in the store he looked at this lady and said, “I’m Manny”. Do you know what she said? Nothing. She looked at him and didn’t acknowledge him. What’s up with that you Fucking Biotch?????!! Seriously…he was looking right at her…she could have at least said “hello” even if she didn’t quite understand what he said. Right? Am I right? Yes, I am right….her ass is mine if I ever see her again.
So…Little Man is catching up with his vocabulary, and I am so proud. I am now trying to tone down my language in the house….really, I can’t have Little Man calling people in the stores “Mother fuckers” just because he hears me call his Daddy that. (with utmost respect, of course)
I have to be a good role model for my baby. After all, he’s my last, and I have to make sure he knows how to be a good Man. Therefore, when I ran across this video of Ni Hao Kai-lan, I put it in the back of my mind that when the snowy season starts coming around, Ni Hao Kai-lan will be off limits!!
Take a look and you will see why!!
SNOW = xuě ……….seriously…..go HERE and you can hear how it’s pronounced!! Kai-lan is quite correct!!
Now…if Little Man starts walking around saying :
….I just might have a problem with that…..!!
I hope you all had a wonderful Monday!! Peace out!!