|L (23 months) planking on a giant penguin at Te Papa museum.|
Before she gets too good at this talking thing, I wanted to note down some of her more funny mispronunciations.
Technically, L can say some of the following words correctly - we've tested her - but she still prefers to say them as follows:
"Winkle star" = Twinkle star
"Tooter" = Computer
"Onus" = Orange
"Sosa" = Sorry
"Yockick" = Yoghurt
"I-berg" = Iceberg (from bath-berg fun)
"Tumble" = Apple crumble
"O-tay" = OK
"I low you" = I love you
"Anoo" = Anwyn - one of L's church buddies and neighbours
"Nu wun" = Nudey run (Side note: this is L's favourite thing to do after a bath. Nudey runs last about an hour and we're finding them very helpful for toilet training - 3 wees on the potty this week so far! For those of you with kids at that stage, Angela of Striking Keys has done an excellent post on toilet training.)
"Polly" - Lolly pop
"Marshow" - Marshmallow
"Farts" - Felts (I know what you were thinking)
"Papier" - Paper
"A C" - Vitamin C
"ABCD" - It's not the "ABCs", it's the "ABCDs" for Lily.
"S sister" - Not just "S", but "S sister"
"Mook" - Milk
"Nummus" - Numbers
"Cakay" - Cake
"Amools" - Animals
Big girl bed
We moved L into her 'big girl bed' this week. We tried giving her the option for a few days of which bed to sleep in, but she kept choosing her cot AKA 'little bed'. It started getting desperate for two reasons:
- S is fast outgrowing her bassinet and needs to shift to the cot soon.
- L's toy collection takes up more of the cot than she does.
|L getting ready to sleep in her 'big girl bed' - 23 months.|
Judging by L's pretend phone conversations, which I'm guessing are copied off my real ones, I think she must hear me say, "Ummm, yeah, ha ha ha," a lot.
Might need to work on my small talk skills.