But this time, it's Carter! If you remember, I wrote a few posts about the annoying wonderful chatter of Evan last summer! (here and here). I have mentioned a time or two, that my boys are as different as night and day! I love it, because I get to experience a whole new parenting world with Carter! Evan wasn't much of a talker. I even remember the doctor asking me at Evan's 2 year appointment if Evan could ask for what he wanted. I replied "no, but he will go to the refrigerator and get what he wants". But within a few weeks of that appointment, Evan decided that talking was kinda a cool thing.
Carter, on the other hand, has been jibber jabbering since I could remember. I loved hearing him talk to himself in his crib over the monitor and hearing his little voice when he played with Evan. Over a short period of time, those nonsense sounds have become very distinct clear words!
Carter definitely has a mind of his own! When he says "no", he means "no"! And the way he says it, can't be any cuter, even if it is a word that parents would rather not hear all. the. time! And of course, he loves to say dadda and mommmm-ma! And of course I love hearing that too.
Besides a whole list of clear words he says, there are a few funny words coming from his mouth lately, that as a teacher, I feel the need to correct, but as a mom, I am tempted to egg on for awhile. Such as:
- Wa-Wa - this is the name he has given Evan. And even if you say "Evan", he will agree with you and then say, "uh-huh, Wa-Wa". So in his mind, he is saying "Evan" even though it sounds nothing like it.
- Doeby-Doeby - is his "blankie". Really? I don't even have any explanation for this one. But it is very clear that there is only one definition for "doeby-doeby".
- Dibby-dibby - Bink. Again, don't know?
He is starting to string words together.
- "What's this?" "What's this?" "What's this?" "What's this?" Okay so you get my drift. He wants to know what everything is! So I hear this 1000s of times a day! Lucky me :-)
- "I want _____" So here is the child that I get to tell the Doctor about when he asks, "can Carter express what he wants?" "I want juice." "I want crackers." "I want cookies." "I want truck" So he pretty much understands how to use this phrase in perfect context. :-)
It seems like just yesterday, I was complaining explaining about Evan's non-stop chit-chat. Now I have 2 sets of conversations to try to ignore decipher! Lucky me! And if you see me talking to myself - I may be a little crazy - but it's the only intelligible conversation I can have now-a-days!