Years ago Art Linkletter used to talk to kids on his show and ask them questions. They would come up with the most interesting answers. Today, it’s the AT&T commercial with the guy sitting on the stool with the kids asking them questions like, “What is the biggest number?”
Kids. They come up with some of the most hilarious things to say when their vocabulary takes off. E is no different. When he says them we look at each other and ask, “Where did he come up with that?”
That sounds like fun.
When he turned two, and the terrible tantrums began, we started giving him something to look forward to. It seemed to curtail the anxiety and helped ease the transition from place to place. It wasn’t long before he started saying, “That sounds like fun.” And then everything sounded like fun. Let’s eat–that sounds like fun. Let’s read some books–that sounds like fun. Let’s feed the dogs–that sounds like fun.
Please I can
In the process of teaching him to say “please” and “thank you”, he started saying, “Please I can…” for everything. Please I can play with my cars? Please I can watch “Cars”. He’s three and got the words turned around. But every time he says it we all have to smile.
That’s not tasty
Just the other day we gave him some new treats. He took one bite and said, “That’s not tasty.” We have no clue where he came up with that. He had never used “tasty” before.
What about we…?
What about we build a garage? What about we go to the park? What about we play with play dough? Everything is “what about we…” lately. Again–no clue where this one came from.
Hey baby doll.
The most recent darnedest thing he said and did was to grab your face and say, “Hey, baby doll”. This one was an absolute shocker.
Stupid. Stupid. Stupid.
This one isn’t funny. He picked it up watching a Pixar film and one character says it one time. My daughter is working to get him to stop saying it.
Kids are so incredibly impressionable. They hear things and repeat them without knowing exactly what they are saying. That’s why it’s so important to say the best things, be encouraging and stay positive. If he’s anything like his Uncle R.D., he’s going to be a talker (and I mean talker).