Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Wordsmith

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?"

"Dog."

"Yes, Jackson, that is a dog. But what is that doggy's name?"

"Dog."

There you have it. Dog and Fwoof. Little man's best friends.

32 comments:

Janelle & Ella said...

So sweet!!!!

Mel @ MCA Designs said...

So glad you are documenting this. You think you could not possibly forget, but you will unless it is written down. I wish I had taken more time to write down the things my children said. (Oh, that was the last post.)

willblogforshoes said...

This is the best time isn't it?? I'm kind of enjoying the jibber jabber right now.

We have "moose" which is Mickey Mouse (and Minnie), the computer, and (thankfully) moose.

Cathy Davis said...

He he he he he - I love it! Thank you.

Fran said...

Oh Amanda...
You'll remember this crazy stuff and for some reason it holds high importance in our mommy brains! I can remember when my oldest would call his pacifier his "pass." He's now 11 and hates it when I bring that up! :)

That little Jackson is gonna be talking all over the place by his birthday!! I bet ya'll are planning a very special 2 yr old bash!

Hugs~

Erin said...

Now, if only he could say Sweet Scruff.

life with the wisners said...

seriously...you're a breath of fresh air. little boys and their vocabulary. i am LOVING it.

and for the record, i don't know who says it's not fun to dress little boys. clearly, you would agree.

oh, and i too wish i could renounce fried food and cheese. just thinking about it right now is a bad sign. what, with it being 930 and all.

Kelly @ Love Well said...

The tee-tee with the pee-pee line cracked me up.

Both the object and the action are pee-pee in our house. You can imagine the confusion during potty-training.

At least "dog" is more objective for the poor little guy.

Stephanie's Mommy Brain said...

It's so much fun when they are learning to use words you (at least as the momma) can understand! My 17 month old girl is going through a similar stage. At the top of her list is "no" and "dop!!" - that's for stop and is usually directed at the 2 big brothers.

Deanna said...

I accidentally found your blog today. As I read through some recent posts I kept thinking "Gosh, she sounds so familiar!" It wasn't until I really looked at one of your pictures of your son ( those eyes!!!!) that I realized it was from the "other" blog.

We loved those sweet little mispronuncations with all of our kids! We rarely corrected them because they were just so dadgum cute! It was only recently that my 12 year old son realized that no one else on earth pronounces towel as tywell. :)

The Bargain Shopper Lady said...

That is so cute! I love it!

Breathing His Joy said...

As a former teacher, I love reading a post about Jackson having fun with his words! I think it is just so sweet the interpretations and excitement that comes with a little one being able to communicate, especially with his mama and family! :)

Anonymous said...

Too cute. I love that you record all Jackson's doings. My son ends every word with "-iss" regardless of the word. My name is "mommiss." His sissy is "ziss-ziss." Our dogs are "doggiss." I will be so sad when "mommiss" is gone, only to be replaced with "mom."

Jackie said...

That is such a fun time- the new words and new word combinations they come up with are so cute (and sometimes quite hard to figure out) but they ALWAYS know what they're saying. Right now sara says everything with and "I"-
"Let I put my shoes on, let I get in the car" I correct her saying "let ME put my shoes on" and then she gets mad and adamant b/c she thinks I am telling her to let ME do it...its pretty funny (probably not for much longer though, the arguing is getting a bit old!) Have a great week!

Serah said...

We have the same adventure with Brady. Isn't it fun?

Keep writing down all of his little sayings and then you can bring them out when his girlfriend comes over one day!

Anonymous said...

You'll never know the joy I get from reading your blog. It reminds me of ME and my boys 15 years ago.

Enjoy it!

You're doing so many things the right way. Keep it up Siesta!

Jan
threemenandamom

Donna said...

That's so sweet! My nephew was 2 when his sister, Elizabeth, was born. He absolutely refused to call her Elizabeth and continued to call her "baby" until he was almost 3, when he finally started calling her "Wizbef." They are so adorable!

jamie b said...

So funny! What a fun (but challenging) stage!!

My little man (17 months) calls every kind of animal he sees a Dog! :) He's also obsessed with bubbles so almost everything he tries to say sounds like bubbles. :)

Three Fold Cord said...

I loved remembering with you what some of my daughter's first words were.
I think my favorite of her was
"oi- moi"- which is Oatmeal. She loves it and still confuses it to this day and she is a VERY good talker. Any mom with a three year old firstborn girl will understand what I mean when I capitalize every word of VERY.

Sun said...

So precious! So so precious! Sunshine

Carolina Mama said...

how sweet! and espero post was cute. i know about staying up - the gene. :) just eh opposite of those quite mornings, those quite evenings, everyone asleep.... :) God Bless.

Nicki said...

Oh girl, I can so relate!! Let me see.....did his "I Like" sound like "I wike"? My Kennedy who is a few months older talks the same way!! Toddlerneese it's so much fun!!

amberburger said...

i love it! this is so great! I had to laugh when i read erin's comment! if jackson ever says sweet scruff, curtis will be so proud! haha!

Sunni at The Flying Mum said...

Too cute!

Amy T said...

I agree with mel and wish I had documented some the things like you are. There was something that my son used to say all the time that was so funny because he always mixed the syllables up and now none of us can remember what that word was! The one thing I'll never forget (hopefully) is that when he was about 6 or so, he started almost every sentence with "My Momma says..." even when I didn't say it. It was so funny! My sister would say "Your Momma did NOT say that!"

Peapod Four said...

Language development is so amazing isn't it?

My son (20 mo) has picked up the phrase "awww man!" When he says it in the right context it's pretty funny.

AntiguaAng said...

This cracks me up. I can't wait to see Jackson speak full sentences!

connorcolesmom said...

When they learn to talk is so much fun!!
I still love the way my little guy says certain words - it melts my heart!
Enjoy!
Kim

Kathleen in TX said...

My 3 yr old daughter still pronounces her words differently like gal for girl. When she was Jackson's age though some of my favs were:
hamboo (hamburger)
o-me (open)
boos coos (Blue's Clues)
What will REALLY melt your heart though is that first I love you Mommy!

Tracy said...

My 23-month old LOVES pirates but he calls them "ARG! Headaches!" or "I a HEADACHE." Yes, yes, you are little man.

The Bergers said...

I love it! We are experiencing the same stuff with Lucas. I crack up all the time b/c I have to try to figure out what he is saying...and never mind someone else trying to figure it out when they have no idea where to start! Ah, gotta love the boys!

Abby said...

i'm no where near motherhood yet, but i'm a nanny for a boy about 1/2 a year younger than jackson, so it's fun to read your stories and awesome month-lists to know what is to come!

i think this is their sweetest age by far! :)