Tuesday, December 8, 2009

The Sworn Ultimatum

It is duly noted that a 2 year old is going to repeat anything he hears. This is not a surprise to me. What is a surprise is where he comes up with some of the things he says. Min man is pulling out some long sentences these days, and I am still not quite over the shock of hearing him talk more.

What I love is that his pronunciation is still incorrect, making his words all the more cute.

The other day we got our Christmas tree aka Cranberry Tree. I tried to correct him, but he is satisfied with Cranberry Tree.

My other fave, which he intermittently says correctly now (sigh) is bargage truck.
"Look, Mom. Bargage." When he was with his caretaker, MommyL one day at the grocery store, she was trying to correct him by enunciating the sounds. He ended up yelling Gar-Bitch Truck very loudly in the store. This is like the time he used to say f*ck for truck and would yell in the parking lot,"Look! A f*uck." MommyL puts up with a lot. I love her.

This brings me to a latest zinger. Expression and communicating are keys developmental milestones at 2 and 3. We are happy Min man is doing well. Sometimes too well if you ask me.

At 6 o'clock Mommy and Daddy turn off Min TV and watch the news. The other night this did not going over too well. He marched right up to the TV cable box, clicked the button off (b/c he does not know how to use the remote), turned around and said,"NO show. I don't like a mommy-daddy show."

We were hiding our laughter behind pillows and by turning our head. It just completely surprised us. Classically funny.

There has been an occasional slip up with a swear word around here. I won't say who is at most fault for this in our household. The funny thing is that Min man knows how to use the words in context. He will go weeks without saying a bad word, and then out of the blue he will will recognize a situation where it might come in handy. This is usually after he has been told he is doing something wrong. Kids shouldn't swear, but I cannot at least say he knows how to fire them off.

The other endearing thing about my little chatter box is he has adapted a very cute way of speaking which reminds me of someone who speaks English as a second language.

This usually comes out in his whiny voice when he is unhappy or cranky about something.

"I don't like a no car ride (lots of emphasis on the last word)."

" I don't like a no change diaper." (oh, I love it)

"I don't like a no nap."

Ah, the ramblings and rants of an almost 3 year old. He is really learning to express himself; that is for sure.

On the flip side, he is extremely loving and happy. The second we walk in the door, "Hi, Dad." All smiles.

"Mom, what you doing here?" When I'm brushing my teeth.

I have recorded many of the things he says on a regular basis that melt my heart. I never want to forget how cute his little voice sounds.

When he is a defiant teen-ager who never wants to spend any time with me, I can look back and remember that he really does love me.

I will never forget how he shoves his little body in the chair next to me, puts his arm around me and says,"C'mon dear."


Leah said...

Wow. His sayings are just precious. It's wonderful that you're recording them, because someday his grammar will be perfect and you'll miss his little baby talk. It really is adorable. :-D

Kristin said...

Min Man sounds absolutely wonderful and I love that you are recording things.

MK said...

"Come on dear" - that kills me...too cute!

Meg. said...

Oh. My. Goodness.

I think this is my favorite post of all time.

I can't even find the words to express how CUUUUUTE little Min Man is! You had me dying of laughter. =)

"C'mon, dear." My heart is officially melted.

2 Toddlers and Me said...

Those are great! I love how little ones talk, it's just too cute sometimes. The "c'mon dear" is the best!

JC said...

Awe so cute and funny! I love reading these posts when you share. He sounds sooo cute! My 2 1/2 yr old niece uses curse words in the correct context too and I DIED laughing the first time I heard her. It was too funny! She was having a hard time putting her shoe on and she dropped the f* bomb. Lol.

Lisa said...

He is an absolute gem! Oh, and it only gets better! Remember my vintage story about Lauren? .Yep.

BTW, you triggered another red faced moment too....long buried. My sister's name is Beth, which was hard for Lauren at barely 2; one day before church our nephew had been working hard to get her to say Aunt Beth.....well. she. did. Yes, in church, during a quiet moment, our darling hollered out " ah Bitch"! a.k.a. Aunt Beth........ Oh, in case you didn't know, the floor under a pew is NOT so great for hiding....not so comfy! :)

Keep the cute stories a comin!

Lynn said...

Hehehe! How you keep a straight face when he says some of those things is beyond me! He sounds like such a sweetie though :) I think the love a child shows his parents is beautiful!

Midday Escapades said...

Aw, I so miss those days. What a cool man you've got there. Love the "No Show".

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