Our little one has recently achieved a developmental milestone. Firstly she seemed to have embraced her room as hers – she told me the other day “this is my room, come have a look“. She’s also become more comfortable with potty training (this is seriously yearning for a post), tantrums have reduced and can count 1 – 100. I do talk to her alot and I’ve heard that helps improve their vocabulary however the change still seem a bit sudden. Hubster is convinced I was the same way at her age (which I don’t dispute ah!)
As of two weeks ago, she still used many of her phrases out of context like “what’s the big idea!” from Mickey Mouse Clubhouse – Donald Duck but now she screams these words out if you happen to block her view of anything she might be interested in.
She still rambles sometimes – either repeating phrases she hears from YouTube/TV or making up stories about “look a cat! In the jungle” (jungle being the bush behind our apartment). Below are some of her recent phrases for your reading pleasure😃
“Let’s tidy up!”
“I can’t find it either”
“Can you help us?”
“Can I have my hug/kiss?”
“Oh so cute” (while nuzzling at my face)
“Hey guys!” (bursting into room)
“Are you coming mummy?”
“Give me 2 mins ok”
“I don’t like it”
“Let’s charge the tablet”
“Biscuit! Face the wall” (we graduated from naughty steps)
“That’s not the point!” (making hand gestures – Kung Fu Panda)
“Say ahhh! huh that doesn’t look good… hmmm that’s the problem” (Peso from Octonauts)
Everyday I look forward to her random moments of awesomeness which I sometimes record (check out my Instagram page for evidence) or just enjoy the moment… She is almost 3 years old which explains the development however nothing prepares you for the emotions you feel when your toddler slowly morphs into a child, her siblings might not be as lucky haha!
So I would love to hear from you – What words are your toddlers speaking? first reactions? emotions felt? please share below in the “comment” section and let’s muse over them…
Thanks for stopping by folks and have a great week ahead 😀
I love this!
I know exactly how you feel with the surprising things my son comes out, especially when it’s in context.
Early one day, I was getting him ready and he turned his head to the said and said “I’m tired”. I thought I’d misheard then he said it again. I was so amazed.
Well done for noting all these words and phrases.
Aww thanks Yinka! I laughed out loud at your experience with baby Nate’s random act of awesomeness☺️
This post made me smile. And those are alot of words. Great job!
We don’t have phrases or sentences yet. My son is still in the one word phase. Well except the times when he is rambling on in “baby language”. Also, he communicates non-verbally by using hand gestures like an adult. O ma’n te owo (idk if you understand that) couldn’t find an English word.
Oh yea I do! I guess it’s the Nigerian in him😂😂😂 he will defo get to the “phrases” stage (maybe earlier you never know!) and you will remember this post when it happens😜
It’s amazing when they start to communicate. My younger son is 20 months and is at the early stages – random words and when he uses them appropriately and we praise him, he beams from ear to ear. In comparison to my elder son, who is now into jokes, understands sarcasm and laughs at adult jokes! You realise they are little people with their own personalities and opinions! Thank you so much for sharing! xxx