January 15, 2012
The World According to Silas
We're getting four and even five words in a row out of Sy these days. It's pretty exciting.
But you've got to get the pronunciation down before you can decipher what he's saying.
Here's little help:
Wan, Two, Tee!: The total number of items he sees, no matter if it's 3 or 723.
Mickey: Cream cheese, also can refer to kiwis. So when Yiyi wants a Beegoo with mickey he's asking for breakfast. It's like working at one of those 1950's diners: Hey Billy Joe, give me an Adam and Eve on a raft with some moo juice!
Apple Milk: apple juice
Wow Wood: A big piece of wood
No Wow: little
E: A car, truck or anything with wheels or wings. Including the floor cleaning machine at Home Depot that we had to follow for a few aisles so Sy didn't have a 2 year-old breakdown when it went out of sight.
Wac Dis, Mama! Wan, two, Tee!: Watch this, mama. 1, 2, 3! Followed by a feat which may include blowing bubbles in the water in such a fervor that he sucks it in instead of out.
YiYi! YiYi! YiYi!: I would like a turn as well.
Wuby: ruby the cat
Dee-aadie: Laddie the dog
Bee: Mr. Bird the cat
Mommy-ay, Daddy-ay, Deedee-ay: Pet names for me, Will and Sadie
Happy Day, Daddy-ay (or whoever-ay): Happy Birthday, Daddy! Which he likes to sing while he strums a ukulele.
Ode Wadoo/New Wadoo: Old water, New water. He has been getting very offended by "old water," which is any water he hasn't seen me put into the cup within the previous five minutes.
Key-ucky: Yucky. As in Old wadoo key-yucky!
Me-yummy: Yummy. As in New wadoo me-yummy!
Hay-o, E-o, Bay-o: Hair, Ear and Bear.
Coggy: Sorry. Often with a gentle rub on your cheek.
No way, monkey-ay!: No way.
This last one is new, and like any two year old he is enjoying giving us limits. You've got to keep the old folks aware of who's boss, you know.
Posted by Sarah Lyons Fleming at 2:07 PM