Adeline is talking like crazy lately. I mean, hundreds of words, two or three word combinations, and even a sentence! A lot of it is cute and/or funny, so I felt you deserved to share the joy.
As I mentioned over on the Facebook page, Adeline said her first sentence yesterday. She was eating pasta and kept trying to get me to eat some but I didn’t want it. Finally, after shoving the pasta in my face countless times with no result, she shouted out “Mama eat pasta!” The fact that my daughter’s first sentence was in the context of telling me what to do slightly terrifies me. But that’s cool.
She’s also exhibiting some pretty adorable speech “impediments”. She can’t really say ‘r’ yet, so it always comes out as ‘o’ or ‘w’. So she says show-wo (shower) and gwo-wo (growl) and biddies (birdies) and twuck (truck). ‘L’ is a little hard, too, so she says tow-wo (towel) and ow-wo (owl). And p sometimes trips her up (but not always – see ‘pasta’). She’s loves peekaboo. I mean, seriously loves – we play peek-a-boo or hide and seek all.the.time. But for whatever reason that ‘p’ stumps her, so she says it keek-a-boo, which is just about the cutest thing ever. I know I’m supposed to just keep saying the words correctly, but sometimes I can’t help myself. Saying show-wo and keek-a-boo is just so much fun!
And finally, Adeline has reached one of the most important language milestones: she has started swearing. That’s my girl. She was eating a yogurt pretzel a few weeks ago and David asked what she was eating. She was eating the damn pretzels non-stop at that point, so I told him what it was and then said, “She loves these fucking pretzels”. Adeline promptly shouted out “fuck!”. And that was just the beginning. I have a bit of a potty mouth (ok, kind of a lot of a potty mouth), so she gets exposed to swear-words pretty regularly. I really have been trying to cut back, but sometimes I don’t even realize I’m doing it. Her repertoire of curses is therefore increasing quite quickly. But come on, there’s nothing cuter than a swearing kid, right? Right?