Here are the things I've written down over the last few days - and I had the foresight to take the paper out of my pocket before going sailing!

 

4/26 -  Jonathan, playing with legos or something: "Dam it, dam it, dam it."

Mommy: "Jonathan, please don't say that."

Jonathan: "But we saw one at the river!"

 

4/29 - Jonathan, in a mysterious voice: "Mommy, did you know that inside you is a ... skeleton!?!"

 

Noah figured out how to drink from a sippy cup.  He is also learning to hold a real cup in his own hands, but certainly gets himself wet.

 

Noah is beginning to make sounds that are close to words.  For example: I washed my hands at the kitchen sink, Noah said, "wawa", I asked if he wanted water, his eyes lit up and he signed please!  He has not been consistent with this word, though.

 

The best new development of Noah's for me is cuddly hugs!  He hugs me tight, leans his head on my shoulder, pats my back and says, "mmmm" or "mama" or something that might vaguely resemble "I love you." 

Posted by Heather Daley on April 30, 2007, 11:24 am | Read 2310 times
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Starting so soon! Please discourage "heckicopter"....

Posted by SursumCorda on April 30, 2007, 11:55 am

I'm pretty sure that those phrases don't mean for Jonathan what they mean for the rest of the country. But of course I need to train him not to say them. He often makes up silly words and syllables. And sometimes, they sound like words we shouldn't say. We've talked about "dam" before, about the different meanings and when it's appropriate and not. One time he said something that sounded like a terrible racial slur, some adjective I can't remember along with "jew." I let that one pass, because he wasn't likely to repeat it, he was just playing with syllables.
(Don't worry about heckicopter.)

Posted by joyful on April 30, 2007, 12:29 pm

Maybe it's time to get out the bones bits....

Posted by SursumCorda on May 3, 2007, 6:35 pm

We did show them to him a long time ago. He found them again not too long ago (from the "shown bits" drawer) - plus, the Systems of the Body placemat has the skeleton, too.

Posted by joyful on May 4, 2007, 8:06 am
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