Thursday, September 11, 2008

Chatterbox

My Numero Uno son talks up a storm. He started speaking early, and not just baby babble, but good (though far from perfect) adult English. This is probably due to the fact that we kept the 'baby talk' to a minimum once we realised he understood what we were saying. So his speech is very 'proper' as one of my friends puts it. Even though he has been talking for a while now, once in a while I still look at him in wonder. Is that you, baby? With all those tiny little teeth, and a point of view and everything. Sample question: "Why did you cry in school today?" Answer: "Because I need my Mommy. (accusingly) You leave me, that's why." How cute is that? The fact that he always adds the "that's why" to end of his explanation kills me every time, I tell ya. Or, "Why won't you go to bed?" "because there's a dragon in my room, that's why." Don't you just die? Or is it a personal Mommy thing? Whatever it is, I am determined to nourish it. And with him in the "what's this? why?" oh so cute but undeniably tiring phase, this book by Jamie Lee Curtis seems like it would be perfect - and something he would undoubtedly grow into. It's called 'Big Words for little People' and it explains words that we adults use (without thinking, most times) in a way that kids can relate to. Too, too adorable. And with purpose too. Can't beat it - will be buying it for sure.

Books rule, pp

2 comments:

The Diva said...

OMG, I can soooo relate. Now RR#1, forget him he speaks perfect grown up english at four (phrases like "Mommy we have to collaborate or it'll be a disaster" can you imagine?). RR#2 is coming up nicely though and prefaces everything with "I think". "Mommy, I think I want to poo-poo. Mommy, I think you made me sad. I think I don't want to go to bed." It is so funny...

PradaPrincipal said...

Ahahaha! You're kidding me on the 'collaborate' thing, right? Too much!