Tuesday, August 31, 2010


It's amazing how kids learning to talk pick up colloquialisms. When we were on vacation, Xander was explaining something to me and after he was done, he said, "Get it, Mom? Get it?" The word "duh" just hung in the air, waiting to be said, but he didn't say it.

However, he still needs to work on his grammar and pronunciation.
"ambliance" = ambulance
"I amn't" = "I'm not"

Monday, August 16, 2010

Lullabyes and bedtime

Xander's interpretation of "Bah Bah Black Sheep."

"Bah bah black sheep, have you any wool?
Yes sir, yes sir, 3 bags full
One for the master, one for the James,
One for the little boy who lives down the lane."

(instead of "one for the master, one for the dame")

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At bedtime, we've gotten into the habit of using glowsticks for a little while after the lights go out. Xander is so sweet about it. I'll be laying down next to him, and he'll hand me the glowstick and say, "This is for us, Mommy." Every night.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Double speak

Xander has always mispoken by doubling up words ("fry fries" for french fries, for example). His latest examples are going to "Grandma and Grandma's" house (instead of Grandma and Grandpa) and "Kemper and Kemper" for our friends' sons, Kemper and Rowan.

He's been alluding to a friend lately named "Weirdo." I don't know if this is the beginning of an imaginary friend. It would be pretty appropriate for him to have an imaginary friend named Weirdo, though.

He also has been using the following phrases with extreme frequency:
"Is that cool?"
"Is that weird?"
"Is that crazy?"

Yes, yes it is.