So he’s been developing his language skills very well. Forming accurate sentences, getting his point across clearly the first try, learning an insane number of new words (that I couldn’t even begin to try mastering their ASL equivalents as fast as they’re coming in)… And for as communicative as Jake and I are with him and always have been, I’m really not baffled by this or anything, but sometimes the sentences he strings together just crack me up! Do I really talk like this so often that he learns it from me? Or is he just naturally hilariously polite?
When I say, “Hey Doodle, I need you to go potty before we head out to get groceries,” he responds, “Oh, I’d love to!”
When I say, “Hey Doodle, can you let the dog outside to go potty?” he responds, “Oh, sure I can!”
When he spills some milk on the table, he says, “Oh, I’ll take care of it,” as he grabs the towel out of my hand and proceeds to clean up after himself.
And even when he’s being a punk not taking a nap, I go upstairs to lay down my stern mommy voice, and as I open the door I’m greeted by a completely naked boy (although his socks may or may not still be on) with his little voice saying, “Oh, hi there! I don’ wanna take a nap.”
I wish I knew how to throw videos on this thing. Is it something you have to pay for? If you could just hear his amazingly darling little voice saying “Oh, hi there!” it would just absolutely brighten all of your days, I promise! And he could send out a sweet “pwitty wady” message to all of you mamas who come by. 🙂 I must figure this out. If I can’t, I might just have to make a Stay at Home Trauma facebook page… I’ll get back to you on this one…