New words

26 Jan

The turtle’s world of words is exploding. So far this week we’ve had: eat, meat, milk, beach, bucket, pasta, water and bath. Then there was “pete”. I could not for the life of me what “pete” could be. No idea.  Until he led me to the fridge, pointed at one of his paintings and said “pete”. “Aah, paint, is that what you want?” He was delighted. When you finally figure out what he’s saying , he grins like a Cheshire cat. Thrilled.

So we painted. And had a great time. He nearly managed a complete sentence: “Don’t eat paint”. Something like that. He said, as he ate paint.

Next was the beach. “Beat”. Where he ate sand. I shall have to teach him the word “sand” before he’ll be able to say “Don’t eat sand” as he stuffs handfuls of it into his mouth.

Watching him as he masters language is a delight. He has quite a cache of words now. He can navigate the world quite well. Communicating clearly (to me) as he goes. He’ll look at you, repeating whatever word it is he wants to communicate until he is understood. And when he is, he beams. Beams.

I’m sure there will be a lot more beaming in the weeks and months to come. He’ll be a talker. I mean, he already is.


One Response to “New words”

  1. TheMadHouse January 26, 2010 at 11:53 am #

    You are so right, being a mum is a real joy at times. None more so when they start expanding their vocabalery

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