Mighty Red Pen

March 8, 2008

Babblexicon

Filed under: At home with MRP,Kidspeak — mighty red pen @ 12:55 pm
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D., who you may remember as the toddler who didn’t say much but then wouldn’t stop talking,  is rounding the corner to age 2. And apparently, there’s another word explosion to look forward to in the coming year.

For now, he has plenty of words and occasionally even surprises us with a sentence like “I want it” or “Daddy go.” Most of what he says is only intelligible to people who spend a lot of time with him, which is one of my favorite things about toddler-speak. How many times have you been with a toddler who completely babbled something and the mom says, “Oh, Pancho wants a graham cracker/his blue giraffe/a bubble bath.” Oh yeah, I totally got that.

For example, if you came to our house and Matman came running around the corner demanding tickle tickle, woggie, and a meema, would you know what to do?

S., age 4 1/2, has made some permanent contributions to the MRP household lexicon, among them pijeebays for pajamas and robot for bathrobe. I’d love to hear about any words that have been permanently changed (by kids or for any other reason) in the lexicon of your household, current or of origin.

And, oh yeah, if Superman came running around the corner at our house, you’d sing him “Twinkle Twinkle,” and give him a glass of water and a banana. Stat.

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