Who is ready for another installment of Tiny Talkers? I wish I could just keep a recorder on Katie Wynn all the time as she says some of the funniest things! They aren't always a funny phrase, just funny timing or tone of voice. She is also quite the parrot; she repeats anything I say, especially when I'm talking to Thomas. That boy is going to grow up thinking he has two mamas!
Here are some of the words she mispronounces but that we have figured out what she means.
billow - video
vegables - vegetables
applepine - pineapple
glubs - gloves
amimals - animals
drop eyes - eye drops
blade - braid
wipe - white
gwink - drink
mackinroni - macaroni or mac-n-cheese
And here are some memorable conversations or one-liners.
After me showing her Poppy's newly tiled shower -
KW: Oh, how neat for him!
I walked into the bathroom and closed the door (we're working on privacy). She immediately opened the door and stuck her head in...
KW: You ok in d'ere, Mama?
We have talked about "goopy" eyes several times when she and Thomas have been sick. Lolli is a maltipoo so she always has watery eyes and tear stain.
KW: Holly have goofy eyes! Holly have goofy eyes! She need drop eyes!
After Charlie (the dog) ate a paci -
KW: Charlie need spankin'. He bad boy.
She can often be overheard saying these things to Thomas -
KW: You ok, Thomas. You ok.
KW: Don't cwy Thomas. I wight here.
KW: It ok, Thomas. Mama be wight back.
After Matt sings one word of a song -
KW: Don't sing, Daddy.
To Poppy, as he tried to pull her into his lap -
KW: I can't sit down, I poopy.
When she wants someone to play with -
KW: Thomas a big boy!
When she doesn't want to share -
KW: Thomas a baby; he too little.
When Thomas gets picked up by one of us for some reason -
KW: No! I want Thomas crawl!
If Thomas accidentally "hurts" her while playing -
KW: Thomas need say he sowwy!
Her response to pretty much anything I say ("Let's get dressed!" "Time for a bath!" "Your dinner's ready!") -
KW: Two more minutes!
Anytime she has my cellphone, she scrolls through the photo album and mutters to herself the name of every person (or thing) in every picture -
KW: thomas-thomas-thomas-katie wynn and thomas-katie wynn-katie wynn-shirt-shirt-shirt-shirt-shirt-thomas-daddy thomas-daddy thomas-katie wynn-holly-shirt-shirt-thomas-thomas-thomas-katie wynn-katie wynn-thomas-katie wynn and thomas-shirt-shirt-thomas...
And so on!
Mimi: Do you have on shoo-shoo pants?
KW: I tryin'!
Lately, she has wanted to "blade" my hair at night while we read stories. I really wish I could record the things she says as she brushes it and pulls it back into a ponytail. She obviously hears what I say to her! I hear things like...
KW: You got tangles.
KW: 'tay 'till. (Stay still.)
KW: You want Anna blade?
KW: I cuhl (curl) you hair. Don't touch it, it hot. Let it cool.
KW: Now you so pitty (pretty), Mama.
One night I let her watch me french braid my hair and she responded with -
KW: Ooh wee! Good job, Mama, doo'n it you-self!
Matt: Thomas is my son.
KW: No, Thomath my son, he you bruddah. (brother)
After stealing a toy away from Thomas -
Me: Did you just take that away from him?
KW: He sharin'.
She can also somewhat count (often skipping numbers) and recite her nighttime prayer. She can sing her meal time prayer and also Jesus Loves Me, Twinkle Twinkle, High High, This Little Light of Mine, and sort of her ABCs. Oh, and the birthday song - we sing that one a lot!
We love hearing all of these new words, even if it does mean she sometimes uses them to be bossy! Of all the words she uses, we encourage please, thank you, sorry, and I love you the most. If we can get those in regular rotation, surely she'll turn out ok. :)