LuLuOctober 29, 2010 4:00 am Uncategorized
She uses the potty. Not consistently, mind you, but at least once a day. At barely 21mos! She has a small range of words, but can usually make herself understood. She comprehends almost everything we say to her. She is little but growing, running, dancing, laughing. And finally weaned! I didn’t want it to end, and then suddenly I was DONE. She’d still nurse if I let her so I’ve had to be very firm and stealthy. I am fully aware that bottles past age 1 are frowned upon, and that bed-time bottles are a stern no-no. Don’t care. Makes her happy and keeps me sane. And after all, isn’t that what parenting is all about?
So far no complex sentences, tho she will string words together one at a time to get her point across. The other day she said, “Deetie? Bahki? Appoo? Bite?” which obviously meant “Can baby feed the horse an apple?” as she was grabbing an apple and heading off toward the corral. Again. Ok, maybe it’s not clear to anyone but my family, but that’s exactly what she meant.
She does, very clearly, say bye-bye, hello, hi, wow, whoa, oh!,hi mama, eye, mama, daddy, bubba, and meow. Correctly. She mostly says hello & bye! while pretending to talk on the cell phone. She also says badoo (bottle), deetie (baby), bahki (puppy, doggy, or horse, depending), eyebwow (eyebrow), moyee (molly), jaytee (jakey), yite (light) and hai la loo (I love you). Which is totally my fave. So I’ve started saying “hi lulu” to her, totally bad mommy-style, just to reinforce the malo ingles (bad English, fellow white-bread.)
I figure Pete didn’t stick the way I wanted it to, (guess I’ll save that for grand-kids) and the poor kid needs a nickname besides Sissy. Mom’s middle name is Lu, & baby is named for Mom, so LuLu is an appropriate nickname. So I’ve been testing that for a couple weeks. I’ll let ya know how that pans out.
Oh, and she refuses to say “Kara” or anything close, so I finally thought to call her “bubba” which has been her nickname since birth. Spencer handles that just fine. Although usually we’ll go through the litany of names together and when we get to Kara, she just says “uh-huh.” Or “eye,”for some reason.
And she thinks “America’s Funniest Home Videos” is freakin’ HI-larious. She also recognized that Snoopy is a dog while watching “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.” I’m telling you. The kid’s a super-genius.