Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Language Is A Double-Edged Sword

The Good:

Yesterday I picked up Jamie at daycare and when he caught sight of me he came running over yelling, "Hi Mommy!!!"  Then a gave me a big hug and said "Miss you!" I melted into a puddle.

Jamie can't really say 'brother' - it comes out 'bobby.'  So, everyday when Liam comes home from school "Hi Bobby!" with a big hug for brother.  He also tells Bobby good-bye every morning and night-night every night at bedtime.  It's really pretty adorable.

I got to actually have a conversation with Jamie about his birthday cake.  I asked him what kind he wanted and he told me "chocolate." Then I asked if he wanted a cake or cupcakes and he told me "cupcakes." So, he's getting chocolate cupcakes on his birthday.

He's using full sentences.  Examples include, "I sit right here." "I watch TV right now, please." "I want mac and cheese." "I need help, please."

The Bad:

Mommy is his favorite word.  One of these days I'm going to count how many times he says it in a day and I'm betting good money it'll top 150.  He's been very clingy lately and if I walk away for more than 5 seconds, "Mooom-my" comes floating after me.  By the end of a typical day, I think "Mommy" is the most vile word in the English language.

He thinks that just because he can say something that he should get it.  Sorry kid, but we don't have dessert after lunch and no matter how many times you ask, the answer will still be no.

He never. shuts. up.  I knew that this would happen when we started him in speech therapy but he is relentless.  He is a champ at interrupting anyone and everyone and I'm slowly trying to pound some conversational manners into him.  Seeing as his 7 year old brother still interrupts us all the time (no matter how much we scold him), I fear this is a long battle.


  1. OMG. That was pretty much how I felt about 6 months ago. MAHM MAHM MAHM MAHM MAAAAHHHHM.

    Also, that is an awesome picture. And, yay, Jamie!

  2. I have a couple of other pictures of that moment where he's drumming so fast and hard that the sticks are blurry.