Baby’s speech development has improved by leaps and bounds almost overnight recently. It is so delightful to hear him speaking out his little mind. Its as if he decided all at once that the best way to get what he wants is to say it. Suddenly, he’s talking a lot. Oh, he is still mostly talking in short “sentences” of 2 or 3 words but it’s wonderful to listen to him anyway.
Previously, the most he would say is to “order” me around.
- "Mummy come"
- "Mummy sit"
- "Mummy read"
Those were some of his favourites. Now he is saying things that are more unintangible like ……
- "Don’t touch" (his poo when I want to change him)
- "No space" (when too many of us are squeezing into the chair together)
- "Baby push" (when he pushes his chair about)
- "I wanna go" (kai kai of course, where else?)
- "Daddy fix" (referring to the new shower head he saw his daddy fixing)
- "Wait first!" (while waiting for the computer to load their favourite online game)
- "Baby one!" (when guarding his own propery)
- "Mummy's things" (when guarding mummy's property)
- "Can't reach" (when trying to reach for mummy or daddy's phone high up on the table)
And recently when I call out to him “Baby, come here!” he will shout back Com...mming!” Hehe. Sounds very cute!
He also misappronounces a lot of words which is adorable and a time to cherish. Some of the words include:
- "ais keem" (ice cream)
- "I want didwan" (this one)
- "Mummy dotty" (Mummy naughty. Note that its "Mummy naughty" not "Baby naughty" He says this whenever mummy is scolding him. Lol!
- "drink niulk" (drink milk. Sounds like drink nuke!)
When his sister plays hide and seek with him, she shouts "Ready or not, here I come" and he does a really funny imitation of that which I can't reproduce here because it sounds like such a jumble but we can make out that its "Ready or not, here I come". Even his sister has a good laugh when she hears it.
Another funny thing is that whenever he wants to "complain" about something, he won't call me "mummy". Instead he will start chanting "Amah......Amah.......Amah...." to which I would tell him "Hello, I'm not your Amah lah!" (*rolls eyes)
Its much easier now that he can "converse" with us and he is begginning to use his new language skills more and more. Now he will tell me "cough" when his throat is uncomfortable, or "pain" when he hurts himself or "dirty" when he gets his hands dirty (this morning he told me "floor dirty" when I accidentally dropped some crumbs of food on the floor) or "cheh cheh beat" when his sister bullies him.
When any of that happens and he starts to cry, he would insist that "mummy wipe" his tears with a tissue paper or he won't stop crying. His tears magically disappear when wiped away with a tissue. Lol! These babies really thrive on mummy's attention. Mummy is always very popular at home. Everyone requires her services all of the time including the big baby. Now if only mummy has more time..........