Jackson is making a big effort to talk more. It never fails to make my day. I've noticed that certain words sound almost exactly the same. For my own amusement and for my son's future amusement, I feel the need to record some of these here.
Airplane and apple are both apooh...
which sounds a lot like Papooh, for Pablo of Backyardigans fame.
Bibby is nearly indistinguishable from beep beep.
There is a festival of word switching on the changing table. My mom pointed out that Jackson thinks his diaper is a poo poo. He is learning that he tee tees from his pee pee, but that gets switched around a lot. (This is so complicated that I actually got it mixed up just typing it. Geez! What am I doing to my child?) And today I had to remind him that he watches Papooh on the tee vee, not the tee tee.
As I've mentioned before, Jackson constantly talks about his friend Ella. I just realized that some of the time he is actually trying to say "I like," which is a sweet coincidence. Today it's been Ella apooh. He likes apples. And he likes Ella too.
The funniest thing he's said up to this point was at my parents' house. He loves their dog Sunni. What you should know is that Sunni is never ever called by that name. For years her name has been Fwf. (No, there's no vowel. And it's inexplicable.) Once Jackson learned to say Fwoof, there was no stopping it. He said it night and day. Fwf and Beckham were sitting next to each other and he was saying Fwf's name. Pointing to Beckham the Big White Beast, we asked Jackson, "What's that doggy's name?"
"Yes, Jackson, that is a dog. But what is that doggy's name?"
There you have it. Dog and Fwoof. Little man's best friends.