April 02, 2008

Today's Amusing Sayings

Alex’s ability to speak in “full” sentences continues. By “full,” I mean, “he’s saying more than a noun and a verb.” I don’t necessarily mean that the sentences make sense.

For instance, we just got a new Wild Animal Baby in the mail. On the second page, we read how the squirrels Scurry and Scruffy like to eat bird seed. When I read that to him, Alex looks at me and says, “I eat bird seed too!” I think he loves the, “Nooo you don’t!” answer.

After school today, I was really amused by two things he did. The first was negotiation. We were at the playground by our house. I’d told him, “In three minutes, we have to go home and eat dinner!” We then did a couple of laps around a staircase chasing each other. Eventually, I told him, “One more lap!” and then (after that final lap) picked him up, put him on my shoulders, and started carrying him home. That’s when he clearly started asking, “Four more minutes? Four more minutes?”

What really had me laughing was dinner time. Alex is pretty good at singing on his own right now. His enunciation isn’t great, and he skips over lots of words, but you can usually tell when he’s trying to sing “Baa baa black sheep,” “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star,” “A, B, C, D”, or “Oh Elephant!” (That last song is one from daycare. I don’t know how it goes, but Alex loves to sing it. The “Oh Elephant!” part is really clear when he says it.)

Well, tonight at dinner, Alex had a grand old time mixing up the words to songs and adding his own bathroom humor. He’d sing things like:

A.. B.. _baath-rooom..._ > > Have you any wool? > > Yes sir, yes sir, > > Three _baath-rooom._ > >

He just loved saying “bathroom” and mixing up the words from all the different songs (which do, suspiciously, have the same tune).

Written by Brian Dewey.

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