Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Adventures in Baby Babble

My boy might have been a bit slow in getting up and walking but he's no slouch when it comes to talking - its jibber-jabber all day long at our house. What is pleasing to me ( and an endless source of pride ) is that a lot of this jibber-jabber is actual words, not just baby blah-blah. He's got names of immediate family members down pat ( including two Poppies, a "Grandma ", a "Nanny " and an Aunty " Pippy " ) aswell as basic toddler requirements such as " toast ", " milk ", " apple " and " bed ".

I belive the words to accompany this picture should be " cok-o-lit " and " yummmm! "

Of course, not all of these words are recognisable to outsiders - some of them only myself and Mick can decipher. For example:
  •  " Googles! " is Flynn-speak for " Wiggles! "
  •  " Cuck " translates to " truck " ( and no chance of getting that confused with the F-word... he can say that one quite clearly )
  •  " Farf " is, depending on the circumstance, either " bath " or " giraffe " and
  •  " Ont " is very important in combination with a noun, such as " Ont milk " or " Mum, ont lunch ".... yes, " Ont " is Flynns version of the all important ( and seemingly never-ending ) " I WANT ".
So it seems like just lately Mick and I are playing a constant guessing game - Flynn is at the age where his speech is developing rapidly but sometimes what he says at what we hear are two very different things, so he gets mega-frusturated. He'll point his chubby finger, and stomp his little finger and instistenly repeat a word over and over, as if to say " Mum, you know exactly what i'm talking about! ".... meanwhile i'm left trying to figure out exactly what " Mem!Mem!Mem! " means ( for the record, that one worked out as " pen " ). Despite these somewhat trying interactions ( for all of us ) its also very exciting - the time when i can sit and have crazy toddler chats with my Flynny is almost here!

What about you? What words did your toddler use that only you and they could understand?

6 comments:

  1. I love toddler speak and the more words they get the more you giggle.

    Here are a few of our Flynn's:
    nana - started off as Sultana, but now equates to food in general.
    Eeeya - Seeya
    uv ooo - love you
    baaa - Bath
    and my favourite Oh va va - Oliver!!

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  2. Ha. Deciphering baby language is so hard!
    En-Ay = Aunt Renee
    Un-ick = Uncle Eric
    Fuk fuk = flip flops

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  3. Ohh he is growing up so fast!! It feels like everyday Cooper comes up with a new word and spins me out! The only thing I don't like is the frustration that comes from not understanding what he is trying to say...just saying 'yep' doesn't cut it anymore :)
    Glad Coop's isn't the only one that picked up a bad word...though his is "ohhh shit" when he drops something!

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  4. Ohh he is growing up so fast!! It feels like everyday Cooper comes up with a new word and spins me out! The only thing I don't like is the frustration that comes from not understanding what he is trying to say...just saying 'yep' doesn't cut it anymore :)
    Glad Coop's isn't the only one that picked up a bad word...though his is "ohhh shit" when he drops something!

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  5. Ohh he is growing up so fast!! It feels like everyday Cooper comes up with a new word and spins me out! The only thing I don't like is the frustration that comes from not understanding what he is trying to say...just saying 'yep' doesn't cut it anymore :)
    Glad Coop's isn't the only one that picked up a bad word...though his is "ohhh shit" when he drops something!

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  6. It sounds like Flynn is a good little communicator.
    My favourite of Ida's at the moment is 'goi' for got it, when she has really worked for something and finally reached it.

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