Director Jewels: Things He Says {January 2014}

Friday, January 17, 2014

Things He Says {January 2014}


I once thought my little boy would never talk. The first time he said mama, it meant "pacifier." For the first two years of his life, I said "well...eventually he will communicate with us regularly - right?"

We started to notice an upward trend in words last fall. His comprehension was growing rapidly. And then, probably around Christmas, his language just exploded.

He's speaking in sentences now, almost all the time. Some of them are phrased funny and make us laugh out loud. He's such a delightful little chatterbox. When he is awake, he is always talking. Except on the rare occasion that Addie is asleep - let's just say we're working on a "quiet voice" for those times.

There's no way I can share all the cute things he says because I can't even remember them all myself! But I do want to have a record of some of our favorites, at the very least. So, here are some Lincoln-isms - age almost three.

"Hold me up, Mommy!" Anytime he wants to be picked up.

"Oh WOW!" This could be in reference to a cracker, juice, a new car, or mommy wearing makeup.

"I'm plaaaying!" Usually used when he is instructed to do something else - like clean up, come to the table for a meal, have his diaper changed, put on his shoes. It's usually preceded by a "NO!"

"What that is it?" I don't correct this improper grammar because it is the cutest thing in my life.

"What's that noisy?" Referencing noise of any sort. See above note about grammar.

"Yes, it's not!" Used if he is told "No it's not." 

"Oh dear." No idea where he picked this up, but he uses it correctly and I love it. 

"I'm a bear! I'm a dinosaur! I'm a monkey - ooh ooh ahh ahh!" The switch from "Inky a bear!" to "I'm a bear" was almost overnight.

And, our very favorite - "Oh yes!" He says this anytime he responds positively to something. Sometimes it's "oh YES!" or "Ohhhhh yes." or "oh yesssssss!" It is precious.

There are so, so, so many more - but it is hard to remember them at the end of the day. I am trying hard to write things down as they happen so I don't forget these little moments.

We are also starting to work on memorizing Bible verses. So far, he knows Ephesians 6:1. Our verse-saying usually goes like this.

Mommy: "Lincoln, let's say your verse!"
Lincoln: "Nooooo!"
Mommy: "Yes! Children..."
Lincoln: "Chi-dren O-bey!"
Mommy: "Your...."
Lincoln: "Your parents!"
Mommy: "In..."
Lincoln: "In the Lord?"
Mommy: "For..."
Lincoln: "6:1!"
Mommy: "No, for this is...."
Lincoln: "THIS RIGHT! 6:1!"
Mommy: "Ephesians 6:1. Good job, Lincoln!"

What can I say? It's a work in progress.

10 comments:

  1. My boy is like yours, he didn't talk much for his first two years, when all of a sudden, he was speaking in full-on sentences. Now, at age five, it seems like he never stops talking! Enjoy it!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Hi! I"m Jeanne one of your Tribe from the SITS girls! I love those toddler word explosions. Crazy how language works like that. My middle guy is almost 3, too. He was born in April of 2011. His language is the same way - basically hilarious. The other day he told me "My like firetrucks because EARS." Ok, dude! Anyways it's nice to meet you!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Haha, that's hilarious! So crazy how their little minds work. :) Nice to meet you too!

      Delete
  3. PS - I followed you on Instagram and Bloglovin' too!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Coming by from SITS! With a 2.5 year-old myself, these sound very familiar! I'm plaaaaying is very popular with us right now! I love many of us have kids at similar ages. I hope we'll continue to connect beyond this week!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes, it is shaping up to be a great week - and beyond!

      Delete
  5. This is so precious! I need to remember to write down some of the funny things my little man says (he's 5 but he still cracks me up) I wish I had taken the time to do it when he was younger too! You'll definitely cherish having this to come back and re-read when he's older.
    I'm stopping by from the SITS Tribe and I look forward to reading more of your blog.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks for stopping by - looking forward to keeping up with your blog, as well!

      Delete
  6. That was such a fun post to read! I remember those cute little sayings as he was starting to talk!!! I had forgotten some of them. I really loved the "Oh yes" It was so cute! Really they all were!! Bun still loves to hear Lincoln talk!!!

    ReplyDelete

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...