Monday, February 7, 2011

baby talk?

No words for the angry fists shaking...
It seems as if "eh eh" is a stand in for all kinds of two word phrases! Here, I'll translate for you:

All done (at the end of each meal, along with his hand waving, baby-signing arm motion) = "eh eh"

Bless you! (following sneezes, of course) = "eh eh"

Uh-oh...(like when he intentionally chucks his spoon on the floor) = "eh eh"

Love you! (when mommy shamelessly tries to get him to say it back to her) = "eh eh"

The End (as in, after each book we read) = "eh eh"

"esssssss" means many things, too:

Star = "esssssss"
Snow = "essssss"
Yes = "esssss"

But there are other, fancier words of noteworthy praise, such as:

Home = "OOOOHhhhhhh" (intonation counts for a lot when he squeals this happily from the back seat)
Fish = "ish" (first word, actually, next to da-da)
Flutter, flutter = "fa fa fa" (in a whisper, he repeats this when referencing butterflies)
Milk = "meh" (I am so thankful for that baby sign language...)
More = "meh" (see the difference from the one above?)
Sizzle, sizzle = "sa-sa sa-sa" (like when I'm frying his tofu)

And of course, drum roll please, DAD means dad, and MOM means mom. Got it?

This kid knows what he's talkin' about!

1 comment:

  1. It's cute when they start to "get it" - and it's cute that we as their parents are the first to really understand them!

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Our little guy at 15 months, February 2011.