Sunday, December 12, 2010

Watch Your Mouth

You know what happens when you have a toddler who doubles as a parrot?

You QUICKLY learn the words/phrases you say most often.

I apparently say: Shoot. How About. Hold On. Where is. Damn it. No. Oops. Uh Oh. and Love you a lot.

Because G says these things. Some of them more than others.

She talks in sentences. For real – 3 to 5 words. All together. To mean one thing.  It is totally crazy. Her favorite sentence – “where mommy go?” or “where binkie go?”.  She is typically very concerned as to the whereabouts of her prized possession's.

Also what happens when you have a chatty-kathy for a toddler – she speaks in her own language.  I refer to it as “gianna-ese”.

She usually uses the proper word for things, but not always.  It’s like she speaks in code sometimes.  Or maybe I just have a knack for understanding gibberish.  Either way, it is kind of interesting to realize that sometimes when I feel she is being perfectly clear in what she says, that probably is not the case for the rest of the public!  Like when she kept saying “poot” to my mom during a diaper change.  My mom thought we had given her vag a nickname, but really she was pointing out Winnie the POOH on her diaper. 

It is really fun to hear her parrot a word, and then use it correctly. Except when she said damn it, that was not good.

This toddler thing isn’t so bad.

Until she starts the drama and throws her self on the floor.again. but that’s a story for another day.



Kakunaa said...

Awww! That is so adorable! Our neighbor's toddler is the same way :)

Danifred said...

This is definitely a fun stage!

Rebecca said...

It is soooo much fun! Matt can speak pretty clearly, but Hailey definitely has her own language.

Apparently I say, "not now" a lot too...oh well.

raisingmiles said...

We have "Miles-ese" in our house. Apparently we say Shoot, Oh no, Miles, love you a lot too...

Mel said...

The funniest part to me is when they say things that SOUND like something bad but you know they haven't heard that yet so how could it be! I swear I hear "BUTT" and "OH SHIT" all the time, but there is just no way she's saying either because I am so retentive about what she hears. Gotta figure out the translation as to what those two really mean to her.