- "No-o. It's empty." This is basically how he tells us that he doesn't want or like something because it wasn't his idea. Example: He says: "No, yogurt's empty." when we are offering a very full container of yogurt. Now, you must understand that as soon as we say that he doesn't have to have the yogurt, he starts crying for yogurt. He really likes things to be on his own terms. (He's got lots to learn, huh?)
- "It's yuk." Followed by wiping of his hands on something (usually his face) in a "wipe it off" manner. This means that I don't like this right now. Example: "Mommy kisses is yuk." "Ice Cream is yuk." Typically, we hear this when he is either needing food or sleep.
- "Like dis. Like dat." He is oh-so-particular when putting things in place. It's fun to observe him saying this as he puts his cars in place on his road mat.
- "My blue." "My red." He lately likes to refer to his things by their color. Especially his sippy cups.
- And he will consistently repeat what he is saying until you acknowledge very clearly that you have heard what he has said. "Good" does not suffice. You generally have to refer by name to what he is talking about. Example: N: "Mommy, I see airplane. Mommy, I see airplane." Me:"Good, buddy." N: "Mommy, I see airplane. Mommy, I see airplane." Me: "Oh, I see that airplane too!" (followed by a finally content smile or nod.)
It is so fun to be at this stage in life with him...and his grandparents are about to enjoy it too! We are driving off tomorrow to Asheville to visit with both of our families for a little over three weeks. It will be a great break to not be in temporary housing while we wait for our house to be finished! I'd love to see "Asheville friends" while there...we'll be there until February 14, so get in touch with me!