Right now has got to be the cutest age for talking. I know they get more complex and say even funnier things, but the cuteness probably overloads right at around 2-2.5 year of age.
The things she says blow my mind. The things she understand give me a better appreciation for a child’s growing brain.
It’s hard to know what they are thinking and what they know when they don’t talk. But once that talking box start up, oh my there is no stopping it.
The cutest things here are always said after a nap or in the morning. It’s like a chatterbox. The second her eye open she starts telling me stories: things she saw in her dream (I assume), things she wants to do, things she wants me to do, things she is reminiscing about.
I try my best to remember and then email them to myself when I can. I often forget. We would be at the playground, my phone would be dead, I will try to remember all the funny/cute things she said but by the time we are home, I only remember a few of the sayings.
So here is what I’ve got from the last week or two.
- Waking up…
“I got dinosaur bone in my hand. Oh-oh! Now it’s in my bed”
- While breastfeeding and choking on breastmilk….
“Oops choked on mommy’s boobie!”
- I am looking for a phone because she asked to call daddy…
“Mama say can’t find phone. Silly momma. Phone is in the offa (office)”
- Hears our cat meowing while trying to fall asleep…
“Mama hav to pet kitten. Kitten get happy. “
- Before bedtime, talking about Lavanila diaper rash cream that we call “butt cream”…
“Put butt cream on. Make peepee happy”
- After I come back with a new haircut (without saying anything to her about it)…
“Mommy cut hair. Mommy hair is nice and shiny.” (we were really surprised at the use of the word “shiny” because we have never used it in that capacity and in general it’s not a word we use a lot)
- Struggling with something…
“Cant do it now now (right now)! Only mommy can do it” She says that a lot and in such a cute voice, it’s one of my favorite phrases.
- Reading Dr Seuss about how borfin goes shlump every night…
” Mommy hab to fix shlump like this. Hab to go to one more store to buy borfin. Momma Hab to go store and buy more borfin!!!!”
- “Don’t worry, Momma, I’m doctor. Got to find a band-aid.“
- Lexi “wrote” her first song. At first we thought she was just singing random things, but then the next day she repeated it word for word refining to better sentences. Then the next day she did it again. When finally we realized, she came up with a song. A real song that she can sing over and over again without changing words. It goes like this:
“I like for car.
I like for bus.
I like mommy and daddy and Yaya.
I like mommy pick up and kiiiiiiiiiiiss heeeeeeeer cheeeeeeeeek”
She does the last “her cheek” with the sweetest smile on her face. I seriously laugh every time she does it.
- So after about a week or so singing that song, she came up with new words for it.
“I like cucumber I like strawberry
I like water I like milk.
And mommy too.
I like mommy pick me up and and kiss ooooon heeeeeeer cheeeeeeeeeek.”
- While riding a bike to the playground…
“Birdie in the tree fall down. You ok. I gotcha!”
- Then at the playground, seeing a bird…
“Birdie fly really high up in the sky, looking for food and mommy. Mommy says time to go bedtime. Birdie say no, go paygound.“
- While I am cleaning up, she asks to play. I tell her that I am cleaning up and need to finish. She answers:
“Mama, you make house really pretty”
- Seeing our cat run out into the backyard…
“Kitten you all dirty? Have to clean up.
First gotta go around….
Kitten come here. You all dirty. Momma come get kitten – kitten run”
- When she asks for something we don’t have at home (usually food), we often say “Sweetie, we are out. We will go to the store and buy more”. She quickly caught onto that and is using it every time something is missing…
“Hab to buy new one. Hab to go to the store to buy new one.”
- Daniel Tiger has an episode about not giving up and trying until you get better. She really took to this lesson and instead of freaking out when she can’t do something, she now sings “Try Try Try and Try it again. Till you get BETTE..” and then finishes it with “HEEEEER”. Really the song just has “Betteeee-er” in a long note, but she thinks BETTE and HER (-ER) are two different words and sings them that way. It’s so hilarious!
- I think she was on my phone and it ran out of battery, or maybe she saw my phone lying around and picked it up, I can’t remember for sure. But she starts calling me..
“Momma, momma!!!” I come over and ask what the matter is. She says in a singsongy voice “Grown ups come back…” and then adds “And fix my phone”.
- So one day, we were out of some food she wanted, I think it was almond milk and when I told her we were out, she ran up to me and exclaimed:
” Momma, go to the store!” Then realized her mistake in the fact that daddy usually goes grocery shopping so that he could shop without someone destroying the whole store and mommy stays with Lexi, and she goes to correct herself:
“No momma, daddy go to the store to buy new one. Only daddy can go to the store.”
- Early on, she picked up on the song “Old McDonald”, especially words “Something here, something there, something everywhere”. So one day she applied it to boobies, while asking to nurse. She went pinting “Boobie here, boobie there, boobie everywhere” Spreading her arms wide when saying “everywhere”. That in itself was cute enough.
- Then recently she was asking for Daniel Tiger and I said we didn’t have it or I didn’t know where it was ( I don’t remember why), so she goes pointing:
“Daniel Tiger here, Daniel Tiger there, Daniel Tiger everywhere!”…then she pauses and announces “Like boobie!”
- She often details what she wants to do after she wakes up. It usually goes something like this:
“After nap, go to the gym. After gym, go to new gym. After new gym, go to the lidaberry (library)” and so on and so forth. But the thing is she actually plans it out, tells me exactly where she wants to go. Like I tell her we will be going to the beach after her nap, she will add “After go to the beach, go to the pooo-yo (pool)!” So then I might add “We’ll have to eat first!” So she will amend “After nap, go to eat. After eat, go beach, after beach, go poo-yo”
- She has been obsessed with traffic lights (“taffa wight”). So every time we ride in the car, she screams out
“Mommy, got to find a Taffa Wight. Wed means GO, Geen means TOP, Orange means Warning! Momma, Taffa Wight coming up! Hab to find a WED Taffa Wight”
- Looking at a messy carpet ( crumbs, pieces of paper, cat hair), runs up to the robot vacuum, pointing at it…
“Momma, have to put on and make vacuum ALL THIS MESS!”
There are a million more things she says that make me go “Aaaaaawwww” on daily basis. I am hoping to continue writing them down, as this was incredibly amazing to write at this moment. In a few years, I’ll be bawling reading these.