Thursday, February 11, 2016

From the mouths of babes

As our babies grow and develop its amazing to watch them learn new skills and flourish. My proudest and most exciting moments with bub lately are when she comes out with new phrases. Less than a year ago she was only using single words to communicate and she only had a handful that she would use on a regular basis. She would mainly make her demands known by pointing at what she wanted, and when that failed to achieve what she desired she would launch into a full blown tantrum to express herself.

She's come so far thanks to speech therapy. It's great to hear her spontaneously stringing sentences together throughout the day, even if some of those sentences are slightly questionable, and sometimes delivered with her signature hint of sass. These are some of her favourites right now.


Oh my god mummy, you soooo bossy.
This is her absolute favourite saying right now. She likes to dish this one out a good 15 or so times a day. Nobody is immune to it either - mummy, daddy, gma {grandma}, we're all soooo bossy apparently. Its probably my fault though for laughing the first few times she said it, now she just says it to get a reaction. I still can't help myself, its so funny I have to laugh.

I don't know, it's a mystery.
I have no idea where she picked this one up? I'm assuming there must've been something in a tv show or youtube clip she watched {yes I'm a bad parent who lets her have screen time, oh well}. She's always telling me there's a mystery and I need to go solve it. If I ask her what's a mystery she goes "ah I don't know, let's find out". Its too cute.

Ah, I have an idea!
She randomly pronounces she has an idea throughout the day. When I ask her what her idea is she always says she doesn't know. I'm not sure she actually knows what an idea is, she just knows she gets a reaction when she says it.

I can't, I'm too big. 
This is a case of my own words coming back to bite me in the ass bum. She is constantly asking me to go on her {mini} trampoline with her or climb through playground tunnels etc. I always say I can't, I'm too big. So now when she doesn't want to do something she can't, because she's too big. Especially when we're talking about her getting in the pram.

Yes mummy that's riiiiight, good work.
When she says something I'm not sure of I repeat back to her what I think she's said. If it's wrong she says "no, not a {whatever I've said}" and when I'm right it's "yeeeees mummy that's riiiiight. Good work!" Being praised by a 2yr old is surprisingly delightful.

I'm sure there's a lot more cute {and sass} to come as she adds to her vocabulary.

Do your kids have any cute sayings?

Toni x

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  1. Too cute! One of ours used to call it Shajam and we still say Shajam years later - I sometimes forget to correct it when talking to people outside the family and get some pretty weird looks....

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    1. Lol I find myself repeating her little phrases too.

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  2. Sophie is bit on the "ont know" right now. Ask her about daycare "ont know", or where anything is "ont know"... just quietly, sometimes I ask stuff just to hear her say it!

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    1. We get "ah, I don't know" all the time. I'm always asking her questions on purpose to hear her say things. The oh my god mummy you soooo bossy thing will never get old.

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  3. Isn't it just amazing what they come out with? Elliott's speech was delayed as he had mild hearing loss for a while up until he had his adenoids removed and grommets put in. After that surgery it was like BOOM! The things he says now are hilarious and quite smart. My hubby and I often find ourselves looking each other in amazement.

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    1. It's so amazing when they go from not saying much to coming out with all these wonderful {and unprompted} sayings, especially when they've had speech delays/issues. I'll never get sick of hearing her voice {even though its sometimes annoying when she repeats the same thing over and over}.

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    1. It is somewhat. Not sure it'll be as cute when she's a teenager though lol.

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  5. I love the sayings they come out with when they are just learning to communicate. Such a sweetie!

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  6. How cute! It's amazing how much language kids pick up! I used to babysit an 18 month old and he started saying "let's rock and roll" when he wanted to go out. Totally my doing! I was lucky that was the only phrase he picked up, some of the others were much less savoury!

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    1. Bahaha don't worry she went through a phase where she said shit every now and then when she was younger. We started being really careful after that.

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  7. So sweet. My three year old currently tells me he 'has a plan' about his day, makes me laugh.

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  8. Oh, so cute, Toni! Kids come up with the most random stuff, don't they? It's good to note these all down as a keepsake.

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    1. Yep I think I should do these posts every now and then because it'll be hilarious to look back on when she's older.

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  9. Very cute, they sure come out with some crazy things! Since starting pre-prep our big boy's new saying whenever I do something is 'that fills my bucket up Mum' which just melts my heart.

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  10. It is adorable the things that come out of their mouths sometimes. They are little parrots though!

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  11. I don't know, it's a mystery is my favourite! Haha. My nephew says 'that was unexpected' at the most random times. It's the funniest thing ever because the context is always spot on.

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    1. Its funny how they always get the context right isn't it! Makes it more hilarious.

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  12. That is ridiculously cute!! Ari went through a stage where when he didn't want to do something he would say, "I'm too late!" Ari still gives a "thumbs up" with his pointer finger and I hate when people correct him. Don't make him grow up!!

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  13. I wouldn't call it cute but this morning my son announced that he didn't want to try drawing the number 11 because "It's boring".
    Where did that word come from??

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    1. We haven't gotten to the word boring yet, thankfully.

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  14. Aww she is too cute!!! My girls say oh my god a lot too and I know where they get it from. Ooops. Isla says it with an especially Aussie accent. Oh my gawd!!!!!

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    1. Mine says most things with an American accent which is super weird given we aren't American. I put it down to youtube.

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