Zach has been just on the verge of starting to really talk for a couple of weeks now. He’s been saying a few words for many months now, but when he branches out it just sounds like a bunch of jibberish. All of a sudden, well within the last week or so anyway, he’s really started saying words. He doesn’t quite have it down, but most of the time you can at least make out the words he is saying. I generally know what he is trying to say because he repeats me. For instance, if I say, “Do you want to watch Blue?” he replies with “Blue’s Clues!” It sounds a little more like “booze coos” but I totally get what he’s saying. He’s also started singing along with one of his favorite Laurie Berkner songs (the song repeats the word “dance” over and over again) which is just way too cute.
Pretty much anytime I say anything, he picks up on a word and tries to repeat it. I guess that means that Hubby and I really need to start watching our language around him. We’re pretty careful most of the time, but things slip out every once in a while. It is hard to remember sometimes that Zach actually listens to us now when we talk. He’ll often stop what he’s doing and just listen, soaking in every word. It is kinda cool, but at the same time, kinda scary.
Zach has also become quite the helper around the house. As soon as I get a dirty diaper off of him, he reaches out his hand for the diaper so he can go put it in the diaper pail in his room. He absolutely loves doing this and gets very excited when he drops the diaper in. And, yes, he also says the word “diaper”. He also enjoys putting pretty much anything in the trash can in the kitchen. Of course we praise him profusely for doing it so he wants to do it over and over again. The only problem with this is when we discover things in the trash that aren’t supposed to be there…like Daddy’s shoes. Fortunately, the shoes were actually in the recycling bin and not in the actual trash.
Seriously though, sometimes this parenting gig is just so much fun.
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It sounds like he is a true treasure. It’s so much fun to watch them grow. Each phase bring a new challenge, but also so many new joys.
I’m hoping that some of your excitement will rub off on me. I’ve been having the opposite feeling of, “Damn, sometimes this parenting gig sucks harder than it feels like it should.” It’s a passing phase – I hope.
On another topic, I’m beginning to wonder if my Zac doesn’t talk much yet because there isn’t another adult around that I talk to. I try to talk to him as much as I can, it just gets hard to continue a one-way conversation that consists of, “Do you want some more banana?” “Dadadad naaaaaa da.” But you get the picture.
How exciting. I can’t wait for Babboo to start talking. I’m sure he’ll say things like “turn off that damn Justin Timberlake music”. Or something like that!!
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