My daughter is 18 months and it’s been incredible to see her grow and develop. She’s becoming an amazing little girl right before my eyes and I couldn’t be more proud. That being said, I can’t understand more than 95% of what comes out of her sweet, little mouth. I find myself trying to negotiate this process with lots of “do you mean?”, “are you saying?” – Often times ending with, “look – Mommy just got some cheese for you.” or “let’s go play outside”, as total diversion usually ends the frustrated battle. If only there was a Rosette Stone for toddlers that could help me understand what my daughter wants. Since there isn’t one on the market, I’ve taken it upon myself to create a list of words that my daughter now says, or at least I think she says.
“Mi-mi” translation to “Minnie Mouse”
“Mama” translation to “Mommy is number 1!”
“Tan” translation to “Thomas” or “Train”
“Boks” translation to “Blocks” or “Books”
“Dada” translation to “I have you wrapped around my little finger”
“Nack” translation to “Snack”
“Ballllll” translation to “Warning: I’m going to throw this ball really fast at you”
“Shak” translation to “chalk”
“Cock” translation to “Sock” – thank goodness is sandal season!
“Burbur” translation to “Blueberry”
“Pane” translation to “Plane”
“Naenlaea;gcadfj34” translation to “I’m a really happy girl that loves her “mama” and “dada” more than anything in the world” – this is said daily, of course.
Smarty Moms – what were some words that your kids said that you wish Rosetta Stone could translate? Maybe they were embarrassing, maybe they were meant to be something else – please share!
My twins did the funniest switcharoo with syllables. The best was when they switched the “tr” sound with “f”. It was particularly funny when they became obsessed with trucks. So here’s how a 9-hour drive to FL went down with two 14-month-old boys talking about trucks with an f:
It never got old and we laughed the whole way to Florida. We are SOOOO immature!
Oh my gosh I am dying. Annie says, “What is it” for just about everything. Ha Jen that is classic. We wouldn’t stop laughing either. I always wonder how I will keep a straight face with “adult” topics with kids. Too good. Love this idea for a post.