We’re having a language explosion over here.
One day I left the girls with my friend Mandy and Aeralind gave Mandy her cup and said (apparently plain as day) “Will you hold this please?” I was floored!
Things like “Self-control” and “Patience” and “Nonsense” and “Wait please” are coming out of their mouths on a regular basis.
Bronwyn told daddy that her “Noggin hurts” after she bumped it. Derek and I never use the word noggin! They’re like little language sponges!
However… lots of words are still an still undecipherable for a week or longer. Here’s a little toddler language pop quiz. I’ll post the answers in a the comments next Monday. In the meantime: you take a stab at the answers. If someone (besides my husband :-p) can get all 5, I’ll try to figure out a little prize 🙂
Updated: Answers are in the comments section!
Context: Toddler who is supposed to be getting in the car takes off running toward a tree while screaming. “Hey, curl! Hi! Hi! Hi!”
Context: Sweet smiling little girl pointing at herself saying “I a cootie!”
Context: Hand outstretched. “I touch it? One kinger?”
Context: Sitting in a car. I’m on the phone. Quiet. Toddlers pointing at the back window.
- Bonus Toddler Sentence-Word: “Whadasee?”
Context: It might just be a key phrase in a series of children’s books.