new words

So the Potato has decided to spend his weekend of parental attention on a major language acquisition project. So far, the new words that he’s debuted include “noodle,” “upside-down,” “too-too” (aka “choo-choo”) “flower,” and “tractor.”

I loved this phase of the Bee’s development, and I’m very excited for the Potato to be increasingly verbal. It’s great when kids are learning new words every day–great for them, in that they can now say more things, and great for me, since I know can have a better than average chance of understanding what he wants at any given moment. Of course, we will still have conflict over the fact that he can’t always have what he wants, but his sense of frustration about not being able to tell us what he wants is diminishing.

There’s a part of me that wonders, did he just wait until his sister was out of the way to roll out his new vocabulary so that he knows he has our full attention? Or was it just a coincidence?

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July 17, 2005. growing up.

5 Comments

  1. dawn replied:

    they say 2nd kids don’t talk as much as early because their older sibling talks for them. . .dunno if it is true, just read it somewhere.

  2. chip replied:

    yup, BK didn’t get a chance to get a word in edge-wise with his older sister the chatterbox around. When she was not around, he actually got to speak. Eventually he learned to get vocal: “hey CB, I want to talk too”. So I think you are spot on about BB’s absence.

  3. KrystynMarie replied:

    They grow-up fast, or so I hear 🙂 I have a friend who’s little girl speaks and only she can understand her, so she’s her translator. 🙂 It’s absolutly adorable!

    So I stopped in by way of BE and wanted to say that your blog is beautiful. I have really enjoyed it.

    KristynMarie

  4. Comfort Addict replied:

    I agree with your supposition about the Tater timing his performance to obtain an undivided audience. Could we have an actor in the making?

  5. landismom replied:

    Dawn, yeah, I’ve heard that about second kids too–having an older sibling as a translator.

    Chip, welcome back! I think the SP will definitely be asserting himself more when his sister comes back tomorrow.

    KristynMarie, thanks & welcome, come back anytime.

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