You talkin’ to me?
Why yes, as a matter of fact.
Monkey decided this trip to Kentucky would be the perfect time to add to his vocabulary. I don’t know if it was having all the family around him, or maybe Princess was spending so much time with my mom that he was actually able to get a word in edgewise…
First, he’s pulling that cute little red suitcase down the hall and I asked him where sister was (Yes, we’re that southern that we occasionally say Sister instead of her name.) He turns around, looks at me and says: “Thithter?” I dropped my jaw and my suitcase on the floor. He just turns around and runs down the hall suitcase bouncing behind him.
Then, he and Nathan are tossing around a little stuffed football in our room and Monkey picks it up, turns around and says “foo-ball”. I thought Nathan was going to fall on the floor, I nearly fell off of the bed! Nathan grabs the ball and repeats “Football Monkey, Football”
I need to interject here that we’ve been teaching our kids ASL and the sign for please is basically a sweeping motion across the chest with one hand. Monkey’s version is a bit of a beating the chest sweep
Monkey apparently thinks Nathan is asking; “Do you want the football” He is beating himself across the chest and bobbing his head up and down so violently I thought his head was going to fly off his neck, and his sternum collapse from the pressure of his ‘pleases’.
Nathan gives in and tosses him the football while I’m in convulsions of laughter on the bed.
Then, Monkey walks across the room with the football and says again: “Foo-ball” First compound word is Football, my ex-football playing husband is in throes of parental ecstasy over this y’all.
We’re on the plane going home. Monkey and I are in row 6, Dad is behind me in row 7, Middle Brother is across the aisle next to Dad, and Youngest Brother is next to me across the aisle, Nathan is in front of Monkey in row 5, and Mom is with Princess in row 4.
I’m telling Monkey to look ‘outside’ and see the Mississippi river when he says “Ow-side”
At this point you have to imagine all of these adults in all 4 of these rows erupting in excited congratulations and cheers and say it again’s.
People, we’re on a plane just a hair and a half bigger than a crop duster. I thought we were going to rock the plane out of the sky.
So there, you have it. He is wordless no more, I just hope I don’t have to continue taking him on cross country treks to get him to talk more.
* I have been a bad blog reader. I have 407 unread posts in my reader, I wasn’t able to spend any time on my computer in KY, we got home at midnight Monday night and I spent all day yesterday neck deep in laundry and doctor’s appointments for Monkey’s ears and grocery shopping. I will hit my reader when Monkey naps today. I can’t wait to catch up and see what all you clever people are up to! Smooches and Big XOXO Y’all. Sorry I have been so absent and I hope you’ve desperately been missing my comments 🙂 XOXO!