a steady stream of gobbledygook.
She has become loud and chatty, and it is really funny.
Da (duck or dog)
Poppa (I honestly haven't heard her say my name - she loves her Poppa!)
Another tangent on language - isn't it funny how children mix up words sometimes? Frog has this hysterical confusion over the word "pinecone" - she invariably refers to it as "cannoli." Hahaha I have no idea when she ever even had a cannoli, but the substitute came and it is very endearing. I love this so much!!
I can remember each of my children making some pretty sweet slips of the tongue when they were young, too:
- Frog and Bird's Dad, my oldest son, called a lawnmower a "Molly-or" for years.
- Uncle W, my second son, used to talk about going up and down the stairs, and instead of saying "up and down," he said - I kid you not - he said "Habitrol" hahaha (His aunt was trying to quit chain smoking when he was a toddler/preschooler - this med was a frequent conversation topic...somehow the idea merged, and he simply couldn't shake it...so funny.)
- my youngest son, Uncle B, received lots of ribbing from his brothers for calling the basement "the bagel," when he was little.
I can go back into my own childhood and think of more slips -
- I remember my whole family teasing me/echoing me, when toddler me said "oble-lay" instead of "over there"...for years and years, if "over there" was the answer to your question about where something was, this was the loud retort - OBLE LAY!
- My younger brother had a "bee-ka-ma" rather than a blanket.
This is just the fun cycle of learning language, I suppose! What about you/your loved ones - any funny language slips?