I have always thought that as soon as Katie Wynn and Thomas started talking a lot, I'd start a new series to record the funny things they say. Cause you know, everyone always says, "You should write that down!" and I have a family blog as a scrapbook so might as well write it there, right? Anyway, I thought it'd be a while before I started the series but as it turns out, Katie Wynn is already doing a fair amount of talking that I want to remember. It's not really funny phrases or ideas just yet, more like funny pronunciations of words. So consider this the first installment in an ongoing series.
I need a catchy name for this series. Anyone got a good idea? Here are some things I've considered:
- Chit-Chats (obviously, since that's what I went with for this post)
- Say What?
- What's that you say?
- Whatchu talkin' bout, Willis?
- Kids say the darnedest things.
- Chatty Cathy (not a good choice since I want to use it for Thomas too)
- Kid Speak
You know, I feel like I always come up with really good, clever ideas when I'm in a group brainstorming situation, but when I'm sitting here by myself I can't ever come up with anything! Tell me you've got something catchy to call this series...
At 23 months old, Katie Wynn can say a LOT. She has been babbling and saying all the normal baby words for a while - mama, dada, ball, no, go, etc - but several months ago she just woke up one morning and started really talking! Mostly short phrases, but you can still kinda carry on a conversation with her now. As my nephew Jett said recently, "She's like a real little person now."
There are quite a few words that she says really well and most anyone can understand them. Things like mama, daddy, baby, eat, more, wet, ball, Mimi, Poppy, Papa, Anna, and on and on. But there are plenty of other words and phrases that most people might not understand, at least not the first time she says them. And I really want to remember some of these pronunciations. I will try to spell them as phonetically as possible.
Tees - This means cheese. Specifically, string cheese, her favorite snack.
Peace - Please
Tankoo - Thank you
Orn - Orange, a new favorite fruit. Also, the only color she knows.
Wad-uh - Water
Nana - Banana
Bullies - Blueberries
Yea'mim - Yes ma'am, said to both females and males.
Paw-et - Pocket
Jew - Juice
Yap - Lap
Kit cat! - Kitty cat (and almost always said loudly and excitedly)
Whyyy - Wyatt
Tommy - Thomas (I really think she's trying to say Thomas and just can't get that "s" sound out at the end. Every now and then she gets it right.)
Holly - Lolli (She used to say this correctly and then we'd always tell her to say, "Hi Lolli!" but she'd say "Eye Holly!" instead and now she always calls her Holly.)
Holla - Lala (her grandmother, pronounced like the la's in fa la la la la) Hilarious to hear her walking around the house yelling "holla!"
Blay-et - Blanket
Thit! - Sit! (Said to people, not dogs.)
Padi or Pally - Paci. She's getting much better at this; it used to sound more like "body."
Aye ooh - I love you
Now onto some of her phrases...
I beebee bath! - I want a bubble bath.
It ok, Tommy. or You ok, Tommy. or You aw-wight, Tommy. Probably self explanatory.
He doan whon it. - He doesn't want it. She picked this one up from me saying it every time she tries to jam Thomas's paci into his mouth while he was asleep. Now she picks up his paci and walks around the house saying, "He doan whon it."
Oooh wee, Tommy! - Shoo wee, Thomas! I say "Shoo wee!" every time I change a stinky diaper on her. She says this to Thomas every time he gets his diaper changed period.
I open it. - This one's obvious and is said for many things, including taking off Thomas's diaper.
I why. I why. I why. - I want a wipe. Or I need a wipe. And usually said on repeat until you give her a baby wipe.
It hot! - Usually said when she doesn't like a food. Even a cold food.
Git it, Mama! - This is said about anything she wants me to pick up - a toy out of reach, a dropped spoon, a crying Thomas. Sometimes when she's saying it over and over, I like to pretend in my head that she just has her inflection wrong and that instead of being demanding, she really means it as "Get it, girl!" like I'm really working it.
Hennie, HUH! - Henry, hush! (Henry is my parents' dog and he barks a lot. Guess she's heard us all tell him to hush a time or two!)
No no, Holly, no no. - This is an easy one and it's said any time Lolli gets close to her while she has food.
Where go? - Where did he/she/it go? Said anytime someone leaves, our neighbor's dogs walk past our house, the train goes away, etc.
Go, Go! (While pointing at TV) - I want to watch Frozen.
Weed it, Mama. - Read it, Mama. Demanded until she gets aggravated that I actually read all the words on every page, and then it switches to "I weed it." so she can turn the pages faster.
Moan, moan! - One of my favorites. I spelled it that way because that's how it sounds, but it's her short hand for "Come on!" It's never said just once, but rather always repeated and it has the cutest little hand gesture that goes with it so that you'll "Moan!" with her wherever she wants to go.
Mere, mere! - Similar to above, except this one is for "Come here!" It has a similar hand motion but is used more to beckon someone to come to her. I felt really bad for her when she said it over and over to a frog but it just wouldn't "Mere!" like she wanted it to.
I will probably come back and add to this list as I think of other words and phrases she says, so check back in a couple days!
And seriously, what should I call these posts?